Horchata Latte Recipe with Starbucks VIA® Instant Coffee

Our version of this traditional beverage is cool, creamy, and easy to make.

A popular tradition in Mexico and Spain, this beverage often features rice, milk, and cinnamon. Learn how to make a quick, delicious version with Starbucks VIA® Instant Coffee.

Note: For extra presentation points, garnish your glasses with orange rind.
Variation: Try substituting the milk with chocolate milk.

Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee Horchata

Serves 4


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 packets of Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew Italian Roast
  • 2 ½ cups milk


Soak the rice in water overnight (or at least an hour). Place rice, soaking water, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, and Starbucks VIA® Instant Coffee in blender. Blend for two minutes. Strain mixture into storage container. Add milk and stir. Cover and chill completely. Pour into serving pitcher, leaving sediment behind. Pour into glasses, serve and enjoy.

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