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Date Sweetened Horchata

A creamy, healthy and simple homemade Mexican Horchata that's naturally sweetened with medjool dates.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword horchata, milk, rice
Cook Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Author Sheryl


  • 8 C. raw milk
  • 1 C. uncooked white rice preferably organic
  • 1/2 C. medjool dates about 6-7 dates
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  • Soak the uncooked white rice and the cinnamon stick in 4 C. of milk 6-8 hours if not overnight.
  • Transfer the rice, cinnamon stick, milk and dates to the blender and blend for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes until finely mixed.
  • Pour the blended liquid into your jug through a fine mesh strainer. Add the pulp from the strainer back to the blender with the additional 4 C. milk - blend again, for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Pour that mixture through the strainer into your jug, and give the mixture in the jug a good stir.
  • One last time, take the pulp from the strainer and re-add back to the blender along with 2 C. of liquid from the jug for 30 seconds to 1 minute - then strain one last time into the jug.
  • May need to shake or stir before serving. Serve in glasses over ice.