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Dirty Horchata

So excited to share this dirty horchata recipe with you! Because let’s face it, anything with coffee in it makes me happy! Creamy horchata flavored with vanilla and cinnamon topped with a shot of espresso. This is truly such a unique drink!

What is a dirty horchata?

  • The classic horchata is a sweet cinnamon drink made with made from soaking rice and a cinnamon stick in water overnight then adding sugar and milk, but this recipe has espresso in it, which is why its called dirty horchata.

How long will Horchata last?

  • Horchata is best within 2 days of making. Store in refrigerator

Tips for the best horchata

  • Give the rice and cinnamon stick enough time to soak in the water.
  • To give you a better flavor use whole cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon won’t give you the same flavor
  • Horchata is best served over ice



Dirty Horchata


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This dirty horchata is so creamy and flavored with vanilla and cinnamon topped with a shot of espresso. This is truly such a unique drink and a must try!
  • Difficulty:Intermediate
  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Serves:8

Nutrition per portion

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cup long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed espresso
  • frothed milk or whipped cream, for topping
  • cinnamon for sprinkling
  1. Pour the rice, cinnamon stick and 2 cups of water into a blender, blend until rice is finely ground, about 2 minutes. Add the rice mixture and the rest of the water and soak at room temperature for at least 4 hours, overnight is best.
  2. Strain the rice water into a pitcher and discard the rice. Stir the milk, sugar, and vanilla into the rice water.
  3. Divide the horchata among ice-filled glasses and pour about a 1/4 cup espresso over the horchata and top with frothed milk or whipped cream and cinnamon.

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