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Agua Fresca de Horchata con Fresa (Strawberry Horchata) Recipe

  • Author: Mirna Pena
  • Prep Time: 6+ hours
  • Prep Time 2: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Total Time: 6-8 hours
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Aguas frescas are always fire during the summer months. It’s a great backyard summer drink that everyone can enjoy (unless your lactose intolerante or have a dairy allergy!).



1 cup rice

1 medium sized Ceylon Cinnamon Stick (Mexican cinnamon stick)

6 ½ cups water (divided)

1 can evaporated milk

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon vanilla

116 ounce container of fresh strawberries


Rinse your rice over the sink with a strainer.

Soak your rice and cinnamon stick in 2 ½ cups of water for at least 6-8 hours, overnight would be best.

Remove the leaves and stems from the strawberries, wash, pat dry and set aside or refridgerate until needed.

Once your rice has soaked for 6-8 hours (or overnight) place it into your blender along with the soaking water and cinnamon stick, sweet condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla, and strawberries. 

Blend all of your ingredients until it looks like there are no big rice pieces.

Pour over a strainer into a half gallon sized jar or pitcher.

Pour 4 cups of water into the jar/pitcher with your horchata mix. Stir.

Serve in a glass over ice and enjoy!


You can sub fresh strawberries with frozen strawberries.

If you want a stronger strawberry flavor without adding more strawberries (but more fresh/frozen strawberries are fine too!) is add about 2 tablespoons of Klass Aguas Frescas Strawberry flavor powder. It will also make your drink more pink.

Keeps in the refrigerator for 5 days.

Keywords: Strawberry Horchata, Agua fresca de horchata con fresa, horchata de fresa