Beverages/ Brunch/ Cocktails 'N Stilettos/ Cooking In Stilettos/ Sponsored/ Tried and True Recipes

Sweeten Up Summer Brunch With A Skinny Cinnamon Horchata #DontHesitaste

This refreshing libation was created using Sweet ‘N Low® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #donthesitaste

I’ve been in brunch mode lately – there’s something so relaxing about a leisurely weekend brunch – enjoying the company of friends and family and afterwards, everyone goes about their day.  No worries as to staying too late, people getting too tipsy and whipping up brunch bites is something I absolutely love.  You can serve a signature cocktail, fresh juices and, of course, coffee and tea but what about something light and refreshing for summer?

This Skinny Cinnamon Horchata reminds me of delicious horchatas I have had while traveling – rich, creamy and spiked with cinnamon flavor.  If your friends want, they can add a dash of spiced rum to the mix and it would be the perfect brunch cocktail.  I love serving this creamy goodness with sticks of cinnamon and for those that want it a bit lighter in calories, I whisked in some Sweet’N Low® sweetener, perfect for those watching their waistlines and, of course, it’s diabetic friendly.

To make this for brunch, I offer this one suggestion  – you can let it sit out on the counter at room temp for about 4 hours before you make a pitcher of this or, even easier, let it sit in the fridge covered overnight.  I blitzed the rice and cinnamon sticks roughly in the blender before I strained it through cheesecloth which added more of a flavor punch.  A touch of vanilla, some Sweet’N Low® and a quick grating of nutmeg and this horchata was a hit!

Make a pitcher of this and keep it in the fridge.  Poured over ice, this creamy Skinny Cinnamon Horchata is the perfect icy summer refreshment.


On to the recipe:


Gather your ingredients

Skinny Cinnamon Horchata - Ingredients | Cooking In Stilettos

First – let’s soak the rice with a bit of cinnamon

Skinny Cinnamon Horchata - Adding the Water | Cooking In Stilettos

Followed by a quick blitz

Skinny Cinnamon Horchata - Time to Blend | Cooking In Stilettos

Adding a bit of sweetness and spice

Skinny Cinnamon Horchata - Sweetness and Spice | Cooking In Stilettos

The perfect refreshing summer bevvie – a Skinny Cinnamon Horchata

Skinny Cinnamon Horchata | Cooking In Stilettos

Skinny Cinnamon Horchata | Cooking In Stilettos

Yields 6-8

Summer Brunch With A Skinny Cinnamon

This icy creamy Skinny Cinnamon Horchata will be a favorite summer bevvie - creamy rice and milk meld with cinnamon, spice and a bit of Sweet'N Low for sweetness and couldn't be easier to make.

6 hrPrep Time

6 hrTotal Time

Save RecipeSave Recipe
Recipe Image


  • 1 cup of basmati or long grain white rice, rinsed and drained
  • 4 1/2 cups of cold water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 5 packets of Sweet'N Low® Sweetener
  • 1/8 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Cinnamon sticks for serving
  • Ice for serving


  1. In a bowl, add the rice and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Pour over the water and cover with plastic wrap. Leave out at room temperature for 4 hours or in the fridge overnight.
  3. Add the rice and cinnamon mixture with the water to a blender and blitz for a few minutes until everything is coarsely chopped.
  4. Using cheesecloth covering a strainer, strain the rice mixture into a pitcher.
  5. Discard the rice and cinnamon stick scraps.
  6. To the rice water mixture, add the mil, vanilla, Sweet'N Low® Sweetener and nutmeg.
  7. Stir to combine and return the mixture to the refrigerator to chill.
  8. When serving, fill the glass with ice and pour. Add the cinnamon stick to garnish.
  9. Enjoy!



891 cal


10 g


184 g


13 g
Click Here For Full Nutrition, Exchanges, and My Plate Info

You Might Also Like