5 Cups
15 Minutes

This classic Mexican and Central American drink is sweet and very refreshing. In my country, Guatemala, there is always a pitcher of this delicious drink in the refrigerator. Growing up, there wasn't a kid's birthday party were you didn't get a glass to cool you down after hitting the piñata. Making it is very easy. For best results, it is better to soak the rice overnight, but if you are in a hurry, all you need is a good blender. The classic recipe includes cinnamon, and milk but you can get creative using vanilla, cardamom or ever spike it up with some good dark rum!

Serve it chilled over ice

All you need is white rice, sugar, cinnamon and milk

Add a sprinkling of cinnamon on top for extra flavor


Recipe details

  • 5 Cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes|Cook time: 10 Minutes|Total time: 15 Minutes


1 1/3 cup of white rice


Soak rice overnight in four cups of water
Blend rice, water, milk, sugar and cinnamon stick on high speed, until very well blended
Strain mixture
Add more sugar if needed
Add one teaspoon cinnamon powder
Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve over ice.


  • Soaking the rice overnight gives you better results, but if you're in a hurry you can skip this step.

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