Add a refreshing touch to your Cinco de Mayo celebration with this traditional drink the whole family can enjoy!

  • Serves: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 8 Hours


  • 1 1/2 C. Uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 Mexican cinnamon sticks
  • 4 C. Hot water
  • 2 C. Milk
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 – 1/2 C. Granulated sugar , to taste


  1. Add rice, 2 cups of hot water, and 2 Mexican cinnamon sticks to a blender.

  2. Blend until the rice and cinnamon sticks are roughly ground. Add the remaining water and blend again.

  3. Pour contents into a pitcher or container with a fitted lid and refrigerate overnight or for at least 8 hours.

  4. Pour the rice mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, into a pitcher. Discard the rice.

  5. Stir in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar (to your preference).

  6. Chill until ready to serve. Stir well before serving and serve over ice.

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