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Horchata de Coco (Mexican Coconut Rice Drink) by Magnolia Days

Horchata de Coco (Mexican Coconut Rice Drink)

Horchata de Coco is a popular Mexican sweet coconut rice drink. It's a dairy-free, creamy, and cold beverage made with white rice, rice milk, and coconut.
Course Beverage
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Renee Dobbs


  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup coconut milk well stirred
  • 1 cup rice milk aka rice drink
  • 1/2 cup sugar superfine recommended
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Place coconut and rice in a blender. Pour boiling water on top. Allow to set for 15 minutes.
  2. Blend 1 minute on high speed.
  3. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing mixture with a spoon or silicone spatula to remove as much liquid as possible. Discard solids.
  4. Add coconut milk, rice milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine and until sugar dissolves.
  5. Transfer mixture to a pitcher. Chill thoroughly.
  6. Serve chilled over ice.

Recipe Notes

Time stated does not include time for chilling prior to serving.