Recipe: Horchata Shake


We'd never even heard about this until it was shared with us. It's a delicious milkshake/smoothie from Mexico that includes making your own rice milk... the original recipe from Pigadimar on sortedfood.


  • 90 g almond flakes
  • 200 g raw fragrant rice
  • 800 ml water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 450 ml milk powder
  • 1 tbsp condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 100 ml double cream
Make a rice and almond milk

Step 1

Make A Rice And Almond Milk

Pour the rice, almond flakes and water into a large bowl. Chuck in the cinnamon stick and keep in the fridge for 8-12 hours. Remove the mixture from the fridge and blend until as smooth as possible.

Strain the milk

Step 2

Strain The Milk

Strain the mixture through a piece of muslin cloth, or a very fine sieve.

Freeze the milk in cubes

Step 3

Freeze The Milk In Cubes

Pour the strained milk into ice cube trays and freeze.

Blitz up the drink

Step 4

Blitz Up The Drink

In a blender, combine the ice cubes with the regular milk, condensed milk, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Blend until smooth, with a drinking consistency.

Decorate to serve

Step 5

Decorate To Serve

Whisk the double cream in a bowl until it reaches soft peaks. Transfer to a piping bag with a star nozzle. Pipe the whipped cream over the top of the drink and drizzle with caramel sauce.

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