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“The sun is shining and the weather is sweet..” Learn how to make horchata, a delightfully refreshing cold beverage from Mexico, from scratch with Chef Regina Escalante.

Regina Escalante is the chef and co-owner of Merci restaurant located in Mérida, Yucatán, México, with two locations in the city. She went to culinary school at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France, and has cooked in many places around the world. Chef Regina is active with  Slow Food Mexico and joined us last year in Denver as a visiting chef at Slow Food Nations.

Enjoy horchata cold on its own, add a splash to your coffee, or try making a carajillo cocktail!


  • Rice
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon


  • Stove
  • Pan
  • Strainer
  • Blender
  • Mesh cloth
  • Pitcher
  • Spoon

Follow along with the recipe and process in the video!