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 Strawberry horchata

A fruity spin on
a classic drink

Infuse your horchata with strawberry puree for a sweet and fruity take on this classic rice-based beverage.

This refreshing traditional Mexican drink will quench your thirst and is also a perfect way to tone down a spicy meal.

Strawberry horchata recipe

Adapted from A Cozy Kitchen

Serves 6


  • 6 tablespoons white rice
  • 1-1/4 cups raw almonds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, plus more for garnish
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 3 strips lime peel
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree
  • Cinnamon, for garnish


  1. In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together white rice, almonds, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, lime zest and 2-1/2 cups hot water. Let mixture stand overnight.
  2. Pour mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Add 2 cups water and blend again until well combined. Strain mixture through cheesecloth or a fine sieve. Stir in sugar and strawberry puree.
  3. To serve horchata, stir well, then pour into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.

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