Horchata Coffee Recipe (Hot or Iced)

I am very much on a new coffee kick with a new recipe I whipped up this week: homemade horchata coffee! Hot or iced, this recipe is simply delicious.

As an added bonus, it’s got just enough sweetness without being overloaded with sugar so it’s a healthier alternative to sugar-laden lattes. Feel free to adjust the recipe by making it with your own non-dairy alternative, if you prefer!

I love this recipe iced, but on a chilly day, a hot cup of horchata coffee really does the trick. Try them both for yourself & see what you prefer. Enjoy!

Horchata Mix

Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Pour a bit of your milk into a mason jar (about 1/4 cup). Add all of the cinnamon & mix with a fork well (until there aren't any clumps of cinnamon left).

  2. Add the remaining ingredients into the jar. Shake until mix is well-incorporated (this is especially important for the cinnamon).

  3. Shake vigorously before use.

Recipe Notes

If you’re having issues getting the cinnamon well-incorporated into the mix, let it sit overnight before use. The horchata mix will meld better that way! You can also try blending it before use.

Hot Horchata Coffee

Servings 1 serving


  • 8-12 oz Coffee
  • 1/4 cup Horchata Mix


  1. Brew coffee as normal.

  2. Pour horchata mix into your coffee cup, and top off with coffee.

Iced Horchata Coffee

Servings 1 serving


  • 8-12 oz Iced Coffee
  • 1/2 cup Horchata Mix
  • 4-6 Ice Cubes


  1. Make iced coffee as normal.

  2. Pour horchata mix into glass. Add ice cubes.

  3. Pour iced coffee over horchata mix & ice.

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