Strawberry Horchata Fast, Easy and Delicious

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Looking for a refreshing beverage with fresh fruit? Try our strawberry horchata recipe. Yummy and satisfying, it has become one of our favorites and it’s so easy to make. Plus, since California strawberries are available all year long, we can make it anytime. Try it out!

Stawberry Horchata Mama Latina Tips

Thanks to our friends from the California Strawberry Commission for making this strawberry horchata recipe post possible. As always, my comments, opinions, and love for strawberries are my own.

I’ve written many times about how much I love strawberries. This strawberry horchata is an extension of that love! As a child, my daily, after school snack was a strawberry licuado. I just loved strawberries, their fragrance, their natural sweetness, and their bright color. But I had no idea then just how beneficial strawberries were. (Good job Mom!)

For instance, the American Diabetes Association identifies berries, including strawberries, as one of the top 10 superfoods for a diabetes meal plan because they have low glycemic indices and are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and dietary fiber. And it seems like almost every day there is new clinical research out suggesting that just a serving of eight strawberries per day may improve heart health, brain health and may even reduce the risk of some cancers, this all in addition to helping with diabetes management.

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As for horchata, when I was a child we would either make it at home or buy it at the paletería (like an ice pop shop) when I was growing up. Traditionally, we would soak rice, cinnamon, and almonds overnight in water, then blend it all up with the condensed milk and vanilla in the morning. Adding strawberries makes a beautiful combination of the strawberry licuado and traditional horchata of my childhood. Using the rice flour instead of grains of rice makes the whole thing faster and easier without losing the wonderful flavor and with no overnight soaking required.

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You can find rice flour in your supermarket. Brown rice flour is fine to use, too.

Strawberry Horchata

Makes about 8 cups

  • 2 tablespoons rice flour or brown rice flour
  • 1 small cinnamon stick (or about 1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon)
  • 1 cup almond beverage
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1  1/4 pounds of strawberries, plus a few extra for garnishing, washed and hulled
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 cups of water

Mix rice flour, cinnamon stick and almond beverage in a blender or food processor until cinnamon is completely pulverized. Pour into a small pot and warm over medium-high heat until it starts to boil. Add vanilla extract, turn the heat off and set aside.

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In a food processor or blender, combine strawberries (remember to leave a few extra for garnishing), condensed milk and one cup of water. Mix until well integrated and as smooth as possible.

Strain rice flour mixture into the water, pour the strawberry-condensed milk mixture and mix well. Adjust for sweetness.

Either cut in half or chop strawberries to garnish the glasses.

Chill (I would recommend making it a few hours in advance and serving it very cold) or pour over ice and serve. For more information about the benefits of strawberries (Love them!), please visit California Strawberries.

Enjoy!

Printable version

Strawberry horchata
5 from 22 votes

Strawberry Horchata

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons rice flour or brown rice flour
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup almond beverage
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 pounds strawberries washed and hulled
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 cups of water

Instructions

  • Mix flour, cinnamon stick and almond beverage in a blender or food processor until cinnamon is pulverized. Pour into a small pot and warm over medium-high heat until it starts to boil. Add vanilla extract, turn the heat off and set aside.
  • In a food processor or blender, combine strawberries (remember to leave a few extras for garnishing), condensed milk and one cup of water. Mix until well integrated and as smooth as possible.
  • Strain rice flour mixture into the water, pour in the strawberry-condensed milk mixture and mix well. Adjust for sweetness.
  • Either cut in half or chop strawberries to garnish the glasses.
  • Chill or pour over ice and serve.*
Course: Cold Beverages & Aguas Frescas
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Silvia

Notes

* Make it a few hours in advance and chill in fridge.
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Enriqueta Lemoine
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Enriqueta Lemoine

Silvia I saw this recipe on the California Strawberry Commission website and it smiled to me! Then I realized it was yours and came to thank you for this wonderful idea… Besos!

Tiffany
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Tiffany

What a genius idea! Adding strawberries to horchata must give it a beautiful flavor that the whole family will love

Alejandra
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Alejandra

This recipe brings me so many memories!!! I love it and can’t wait to prepare it again.

Denise Browning
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Denise Browning

Great for both breakfast and as a snack!

Joan Cajic
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Joan Cajic

I have never had a horchata, and it having strawberry in it definitely makes me want to try it out. Looks pretty healthy too.

Amber Myers
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Amber Myers

Ill have to give this a try for sure. I do love strawberries. I don’t think I’ve ever tried horchata before, so I’m intrigued.

Monidipa Dutta
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Monidipa Dutta

Yum Strawberry. It looks delicious. And the recipe looks interesting. I would love to try it out.

Jessi Joachim
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Jessi Joachim

This strawberry Horacha is so delicious!! Eay to make and absolutely the perfect sweetness balance!

Joanna
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Joanna

I tried the horchata for the first time this year, during my trip to Central America. It was love at first sip. I can imagine how delicious it is with strawberries too!

Tara Pittman
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Tara Pittman

This would be a great way to get my picky child to eat fruit. He is not a fruit eater as it requires to muc

Sarah Bailey
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Sarah Bailey

I don’t think I’ve ever had horchata before. It sounds like it is an absolutely delicious idea though. Something that I need to give a whirl myself. Thank you for the recipe.

SERENA MILLET
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SERENA MILLET

I love horchata. I can’t wait to try it with strawberry!

Jack Marbida
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Jack Marbida

I love food. Every time I get something like this, I would absolutely store this in my bookmark. Thanks for sharing.

Zelma
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Zelma

This looks delicious!! I’ve never had “real” horchata (I’ve tried an “american” version), but I would love to try it, especially with fresas! Love it!

Melani
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Melani

I just knew the horchata from you. I hope I can find it here in my country. I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks so 😋 delicious.

Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com
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Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com

Now this is a fabulous recipe! I love the twist with strawberries…can’t wait to make it again!!!

Shannan P
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Shannan P

YUM!! This sounds like it is amazing and looks so pretty in those mason jar mugs! I’m definitely going to have to give this one a try.

Rosey
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Rosey

I’ve never tried one. I’m with you though, I love strawberries, and these look good.

Ola @ WanderWithOla
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Ola @ WanderWithOla

Oh my, this looks really delicious, and it looks pretty as well! I would love to try this at home! Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

What Corinne Did
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What Corinne Did

I had never heard of an Horchata before but it looks so yummy! I want to try to make it!

swathi
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swathi

That is not only delicious put also perfect drink for me. I am going to give it a try. delicious. My kids will love it.

Vaibhav Mehta
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Vaibhav Mehta

Looks like such a refreshing and rejuvenating drink much like the strawberry shake my mother makes. Love this recipe!!

stacey
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stacey

strawberry horchata sounds delicious. I love that its made with brown rice flour

Devyani Ray
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Devyani Ray

I tried this and it turned out to be YUMMY

Nicole
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Nicole

This looks so good! I love strawberry drinks, so I am sure I would love this. i can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Wildish Jess
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Wildish Jess

Has it always been made with rice flour? I thought it was actual rice! lol

Valia Thompson
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Valia Thompson

What do you mean by almond beverage? Almond milk?

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