Matcha horchata

This recipe for horchata matcha is easy to prepare and full of antioxidants and vitamins. It is a GOOD drink that will make you feel energized all day long.
horchata matcha

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About this recipe

What is a horchata matcha? This recipe combines the worlds of horchata and matcha, resulting in a delicious horchata matcha. It’s like a matcha latte with a touch of cinnamon and can be enjoyed cold with plenty of ice or warm. It’s perfect for any occasion!

I absolutely love it when two of my favorite drinks come together – it’s the perfect combination! Trust me, you won’t want to miss out on the amazing horchata matcha. It’s so refreshing and delicious; you simply have to try it!

horchata matcha


  • Brown rice
  • Cashews (raw)
  • Water 
  • Matcha
  • Cinnamon (ground cinnamon)
  • Maple syrup
horchata matcha

How to make the horchata matcha?

Blend all your ingredients in a high-speed blender.

Depending on your taste and your blender, you can strain it or not.

If you decide to strain the horchata, use a milk bag or an old kitchen towel.

horchata matcha

Serve and enjoy

  • Cold, serve over a good amount of ice in a large cup.
  • Hot, heat in a small pot over the stove or microwave.

horchata matcha

Matcha horchata

Alejandra Graf
This recipe for horchata matcha is easy to prepare and full of antioxidants and vitamins. It is a GOOD drink that will make you feel energized all day long.
5 de 1 voto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Soaking time 8 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine Mexican vegan
Servings 4 people
Calories 247 kcal



  • ½ cup brown rice, soaked all night
  • ¼ cup cashews raw
  • 4 cups water add more as you go if it needs extra
  • 2-3 teaspoons matcha Barista or ceremonial grade
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • ½ cup maple syrup


  • Soak the rice overnight. The next morning, drain and rinse with fresh water.
  • Put in the blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until all is creamy and delicious.
  • Test and adjust the flavor if needed. You may need to add more maple syrup or cinnamon.
  • Strain it with a fine strainer or a milk bag while serving into a jar or a pitcher if you are not using a high speed blender.
  • Serve it with lots of ice and if you want to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.


  • Quick version: Blend 4 cups of store-bought rice milk with the remaining ingredients. There is no need to strain; just serve over ice and enjoy.
  • Dink freshly made.
  • Adjust the sweetness. Adjust the sweetness and the amount of matcha to your taste.
  • Make it delicious so you can have it again and again.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 211mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 102IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Healthy horchata, horchata matcha


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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What is matcha?

Matcha is a ground type of green tea leaf; there are two primary grades of matcha: ceremonial and culinary. The purest is the ceremonial one, intended to be dissolved in hot water and drank hot tea. This matcha has vibrant lime green, and it’s made with younger leaves from the first harvest.

The culinary grade, which is more affordable, has a deeper green hue, and it is made for baking, matcha latte, and smoothies.

What are the benefits of matcha tea?

Matcha is delicious, vibrant in color, and refreshing! But it also has tons of health benefits. Did you know that matcha has a superpower to help us calm our minds? It also has the power to boost our metabolism, and it is a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamins.

What is authentic Mexican horchata horchata?

Horchata is a very common agua fresca in Mexico’s culinary world. You will find horchata in every Mexican food menu, in every agua frescas cart, or paleterías.

The authentic recipe consists of white rice, cinnamon, sugar, and water. This recipe is for a vegan horchata (dairy-free), and I make mine with brown rice. Other recipes have condensed milk, milk, or even evaporated milk. You could use either oat as I did in my vegan and healthy Mexican horchata recipe.

Here are some tips and tricks for buying matcha

  • Please read the labels of everything you buy. And yes, matcha too. Look for one that is organic, pure, and has no extra ingredients.
  • You could also prepare this drink with store-bought rice or dairy-free milk.
  • If you are using store-bought milk, you could skip the blending process and use a mason jar; here is a video to see what I’m talking about: matcha latte.
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