Toasted Almond Horchata

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baileys deliciously light toasted almond horchata
Photo: Andrew Zeiter/Styling: Katie Wayne

We’re taking traditional horchata (sweet rice milk) and putting a modern twist on it by adding toasted almonds and Baileys Deliciously Light, which is made with 40 percent less calories and sugar than the original Baileys you know and love.* Tip: Horchata pairs perfectly with spicy food or sweet pastries like churros.

*Please Indulge Responsibly. BAILEYS Deliciously Light Liqueur. 16.1% Alc/Vol. Imported by Paddington, Ltd., New York, NY.

Per 2.5 fl. Oz. serving – Average Analysis: calories-139; carbs-9.3g; protein-0.8g; fat-3. g; sugar-7.8g. Compared to Baileys Original Irish Cream per 2.5 fl. Oz. serving: calories-233; carbs-16.1g; protein-2.1g; fat-10.1g; sugar-13.3g. Do not share with anyone under the legal drinking age.


1 cup dry long grain white rice, rinsed well

3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half

½ cup toasted sliced almonds, plus more to garnish

⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk, or more to taste

Ice, as needed


1. In a medium bowl, soak the rice and cinnamon sticks in 4 cups of water in the fridge, at least 4 hours or overnight.

2. Once the rice has soaked, pour the contents of the bowl into a blender. Remove 4 of the cinnamon sticks and add the almonds and sweetened condensed milk. Blend until creamy and smooth. Strain twice through a fine mesh sieve.

3. Slowly add 3 cups of water and the Baileys Deliciously Light, stirring to combine. Taste and add more condensed milk, if desired. Chill in the fridge for two hours.

4. To serve, fill a glass with ice and pour the horchata on top.

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