Iced Coffee Horchata (Because Someone Had To)

0 Posted by - June 29, 2013 - Kitchen, Mexican


I invented this, a blend of the Mexican agua fresca made with rice, cinnamon and milk known as Horchata plus iced coffee. Iced Coffee Horchata! Invented! I did it!

Then I Googled it and found out that, yes, this was already invented. Ah well! It’s still delicious.

If you’re looking for something different, iced horchata on a hot day is wonderful. The iced coffee version is even better. It’s less milky but still creamy, a little hint of cinnamon and the sweetened rice milk cuts the bitterness of the coffee in half.

I just make one pitcher of strong brewed coffee and one pitcher of horchata and then combine as desired.





1 cup white rice (you can use whole grain varieties for a different flavor, but the Mexican version is typically white rice)

5 cups water

1 cup milk

1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 tablespoon cinnamon



6 cups strong brewed coffee


The whole thing takes about three hours for everything to cool. Brew the coffee and stick it in the fridge. Take 1 cup of rice and add to 5 cups of water, blend it, then stick in the fridge. In about 2-3 hours, take out the rice water mixture and strain out the rice. Put the liquid in the blender plus the milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sweetened condensed milk. Blend. Pour into it’s own pitcher.

To make the iced coffee: just combine the coffee and horchata by pouring into an ice filled glass — I did about about 50/50 but it’s up to you. Add more sweetened condensed milk if you like it sweeter.

Enjoy! Light and caffeinated. Yum.


  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence)

    I can’t drink coffee because it gives me rage issues and makes me super jittery, but this is seriously tempting. Seriously genius idea, kind of like a Mexican chai coffee!

    Oh god, horchata, it has been so long since your sweetness passed my lips…

  • tyrhone

    Yum! I thought I was inventive throwing milk in my pre mix horchata instead of water, then I found out that’s fairly common. Damn those early pioneers of delicious drinks.

  • OCDemon

    I’ve also “invented” several things that a subsequent Google search reveals has already been invented. I feel like I still get to brag about my IQ-based abilities, but not my speed or work ethic.

  • William Peregoy

    Sounds like an interesting combo. I used to always drink the horchata from this little Mexican/Cuban fusion taco shop while I was growing up in Houston. I never had it anywhere else only there – but I always liked it and never really bothered to know what it really was.

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  • Alana – Paper Planes

    This sounds perfect for summer!


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  • Linda Bibb

    I’m such a sucker for Horchata. And coffee. Thanks for this great variation, I guarantee I’ll be making it.

  • Sab |

    This… looks… absolutely… DELICIOUS! One order for me, please!

  • Kimmy @ AfterGlobe

    mmmm, this looks so good. Love the idea of mixing the two together.