Recipes on July 22, 2011 by

Sweet Cinnamon Oatmeal Drink

Over the last few months, we’ve been taking a look at how different cultures use our products. One such discovery was a sweet, cinnamon oatmeal drink much like Horchata. This drink is made as a special treat and sounds like just the thing for a hot summer night. Traditionally, Horchata would be made with ground almonds, ground tigernuts, or rice milk, but, as we discovered, it’s just as often made with oats in Mexican-American households.


Sweet Cinnamon Flavored Oatmeal Drink (“Horchata”)

Recipe courtesy Marcela Valladolid
Prep Time: 3 min
Inactive Prep Time: 30 min
4 servings


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick, broken into tiny pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • Sugar or agave nectar, as needed


In a large pitcher, soak the oats, cinnamon and water for a minimum of 30 minutes. Blend the mixture (including the cinnamon) in a blender. Strain and sweeten with sugar or agave, to taste. Serve well-chilled or over ice.


Karen Lyles says:

Being lactose intolerant, I’ve discovered oatmeal milk. I get an oat beverage powdered mix at Asian markets. Why can’t America get on board–oh yeah, the Dairy Council has too much power!

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