Indianized Mexican Cooler

Horchata is a popular Mexican rice drink which has been adapted to Indian taste here. It is not only good for health but also a great summer cooler.

Indian version of Mexican Rice Cooler ‘Horchata’


1/2 cup long grain rice

2 inch cinnamon stick

2 cardamom pods

2 cups warm water

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 tsp flaked almonds


1. Rinse rice and pour warm water on top.

2. Add cinnamon stick and cardamom pods. Cover and let the rice soak overnight or for atleast 10 hours.

3. Puree the soaked rice in a blender along with cinnamon stick and cardamom pods.

4. Strain pureed rice and water through muslin cloth, squeezing it firmly to extract as much flavour as possible.

5. Blend the powdered sugar and coconut milk with the rice extract.

6. Serve chilled in a tall glass with ice. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top for texture.