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Guatemala: How to Make Horchata


Culinary & food History & heritage Kids
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City of Surrey, BC



Offered in English.


The Horchata is a traditional Guatemalan drink that is refreshing and delicious, made from rice, evaporated milk, cinnamon and water. It is commonly drank on hot days with a lot of ice.

(Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan Option Available)


- 1.5 cups of white long grain rice

- sugar to taste

- 1 can of evaporated milk (use non-dairy evaporated milk for vegan option)

- 2 cinnamon sticks

- 1.5 tbs of powder cinnamon

- 2-2.5 litres of water (to taste)


Step 1 -

Pan fry rice and cinnamon sticks until they're lightly golden, but be sure to not burn them.

Step 2 -

In a bowl let the rice and cinnamon sticks rest in water for 30 minutes to an hour or until sufficiently soft.

Step 3 -

Add this mix to blender and blend until liquid form.

Step 4 -

Using a strainer pour liquid into a pitcher and add 4-5 more cups of cold water.

Step 5 -

Add condensed milk and sugar to taste and mix well with kitchen mixing spoon.

Step 6 -

Pour into glass with ice cube and enjoy!

Be sure to post your cooking results on social media using the hashtag #SurreyFusion and tag @surreybcevents.



City of Surrey

The City of Surrey's Special Events team organizes four major special events annually: Party for the Planet, Surrey Canada Day, Surrey Fusion Festival and the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival. Surrey Fusion Festival brings together over 80,000 people annually to celebrate food, music, and culture.


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