Coconut Horchata (rice based drink)

by Jonathan Cheung

Horchata is a delicious Mexican rice milk drink. Jonathan’s simple recipe with a coconut twist is a refreshing mocktail!

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Rice Drink


  • 2 cups / 500mL Boiling Water
  • 2 cups / 500 mL Dainty Royal Rice
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 2 cups / 500 mL Coconut Water
  • 1 cup / 250 mL Coconut Milk
  • 2/3 cup / 180mL Sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt



Stir the boiling water, rice, and cinnamon in a bowl. Cover and let sit on the counter overnight.


The next day, transfer the mixture to a blender. Add the coconut milk and blend until smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Strain into a pitcher through cheesecloth or a very fine strainer. Cover and chill.


Over medium-low heat, warm the coconut milk in a small pot with the sugar and salt until the sugar dissolves. Cool and stir into the rice mixture. Adjust consistency with more coconut water if necessary. Serve over ice.

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