Skip navigation
Lettuce Entertain You Home page
Horchata beverage at Tallboy Taco


Recipe by

Ready for the secret to Tallboy Taco’s Horchata recipe? Sushi rice! This is what gives it the perfect creamy texture. Unlike the more common long-grain rice, sushi rice has a higher starch content, which when soaked and blended, results in a smoother, richer drink. This twist not only elevates the drink’s creaminess but also introduces a delicate sweetness that complements the cinnamon and condensed milk.

Horchata beverage at Tallboy Taco

Order carryout or delivery from Tallboy Taco.


Rich, Creamy Cinnamon Sweetness in a glass

Yield: 8 cups


1 ¼ cups sushi rice, uncooked
8 cups water
1 cinnamon stick, smashed
1 ⅓ cup sugar
1 ½ Tbsp. condensed milk


1. Combine sushi rice, smashed cinnamon sticks and water in a container and let sit for 3 hours at room temperature.
2. Add rice, cinnamon, and water to the cup of a blender or a vessel of your choosing.
3. Blend together for 10 minutes.
4. Strain all ingredients through a fine mesh strainer, reserving the liquid.
5. Add in the sugar and condensed milk to the liquid. Blend until completely dissolved.
6. Chill until ready to serve.

Download the recipe

Keep Cooking

drawn wine glass drawn wine glass green stars