Horchata Cold Brew Latte in a glass with ice and cinnamon sticks.

Horchata Cold Brew Latte

Treat yourself to a glass of Horchata Cold Brew Latte. Make your iced coffee even more special by making it with homemade horchata!

Horchata Cold Brew Latte in a glass with ice and cinnamon sticks.
Horchata Cold Brew Latte

Treat yourself to a glass of Horchata Cold Brew Latte. Make your iced coffee even more special by making it with homemade horchata! This post is sponsored by Horizon Organic.

Treat yourself to a glass of Horchata Cold Brew Latte. Make your iced coffee even more special by making it with homemade horchata! This post is sponsored by Horizon Organic.

The house is extraordinarily still as I type, aside from the pitter patter of little kitten feet and the snuffles of Bruno, our lazy English bulldog. Just a few weeks ago at this time, my daughter would be tinkering on the piano, figuring out one of her favorite songs from Broadway, my son playing with a buddy upstairs. It was loud, and the house was full.

I’m not going to lie — I was sad when they started school again!

Ingredients for this homemade horchata include almonds, brown rice, cinnamon, water, and milk.

But you know what? I can hear myself think, and I actually have time to treat myself.

Horizon Organic milk makes homemade horchata extra creamy.

Now that we’re all rising a little earlier, and the days feel a little more hectic, I could use a little something special — an iced coffee sounds perfect. But not just any old iced coffee, but a smooth, creamy Horchata Cold Brew Latte.

I’ll never forget the first time I tried horchata, spying the large jar sitting next to the icy agua frescas at the little taqueria when we first moved to San Francisco. It was cool, cinnamon-y, and utterly refreshing. I am so excited to work with Horizon Organic to bring you this extra creamy homemade horchata; when it comes to making horchata, the variations are endless — for this recipe, I wanted it to be extra creamy, so there’s lots of good, wholesome milk, brown rice, almonds and cinnamon, of course.

When horchata and cold brew coffee meet, it's a match made in heaven. Treat yourself with a Horchata Cold Brew Latte, made with @HorizonOrganic. #HorizonOrganic #sponsored

Horchata on its own is already a treat, but it becomes extra special when you pair it with cold brew coffee. With the kids back at school, and an icy glass of horchata cold brew to sip on, I’m ready for the day ahead. It’s the perfect way to treat myself…I may even go snuggle the kitties, while I’m at it. And when the kids come home, they’ll have a glass of horchata to greet them!

You deserve a treat -- make your iced coffee even more special by making it with homemade horchata! Try this easy recipe for Horchata Cold Brew Latte!

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Horchata Cold Brew Latte

You deserve a treat — make your iced coffee even more special by making it with homemade horchata!
Course Beverages
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Soaking time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 264kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk to taste
  • cold brew coffee

Instructions

  • Grind rice in a blender until fine. Remove blender jar from the motor.
  • Add the almonds, cinnamon stick and hot water to the ground rice and stir with a spoon. Let the mixture cool completely, then cover and let it sit at room temperature for a minimum of three hours, ideally overnight. I keep everything in the blender jar to make things easier.
  • After soaking, add cold milk and sweetened condensed milk to the rice/almond/cinnamon mixture in the blender then blend until smooth. If you want your horchata sweeter, add more condensed milk, to taste.
  • Strain the milk mixture into a pitcher or jar. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy.
  • Fill a glass with ice fill half-way with cold brew (use more if you want a stronger drink).
  • Shake or stir horchata well before using.
  • Stir in the horchata, garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy.

Notes

Horchata adapted from Mexican Horchata by NoshOnIt and Homemade Horchata by Alaska from Scratch.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. erin

    Are you using sweetened condensed milk? It looks like you are.
    I looked up to see if there’s a difference between sweetened condensed and just condensed. Some sites said No, others said condensed milk is evaporated milk which, of course, isn’t sweetened.

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      Hi Erin! Yes, I do use sweetened condensed milk. In many cases sweetened condensed milk is typically called condensed milk, but you’re right, there does exist unsweetened condensed milk (though it’s much harder to find!). I will update the recipe so there’s no confusion – thanks!

      Reply
  2. Liz

    I’ve given up coffee for hot tea, but iced coffee is another story! This gorgeous latte would be a perfect mid-day pick-me-up. Your photos always wow me, Liren!!

    Reply
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