Vanilla Rumchata Milkshake Recipe ~ Savory Simple

It wasn’t all that long ago when I first shared my love of horchata as well as a recipe for my own homemade version with cardamom. Horchata is a Mexican drink made from white rice and it has become one of my favorite special occasion drinks. I love adding a bit of rum to it so last week when I saw someone post a photo of RumChata on Instagram, my eyes grew wide with curiosity. Was I actually looking at a bottled alcohol drink based around horchata? Why yes. Yes I was. I immediately sent Jeff to the liquor store to grab a bottle for us to sample. With a “cheers” and two shots down the pie hole, we were smitten. It was love at first taste. 

RumChata ~ Savory Simple

I’ll always be able to fondly remember the day when I first developed a drinking problem.

So with me being me, my next thought was “what deliciousness can I create around this drink?” Boom. Milkshake. I made this sweet RumChata milkshake the very next morning and enjoyed it for breakfast. What? It’s hot outside. Cheers!

Vanilla RumChata Milkshake
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Serves: 1 milkshake
  • ¾ cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1½ ounces (3 tablespoons) RumChata
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Ground cinnamon to taste
  1. Puree the ice cream, RumChata and milk in a blender.
  2. Garnish with cinnamon to taste.


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  • Sneh | Cook Republic

    This sounds so cool! I have never even had Horchata before but I want to try this! x

    • Jennifer Farley

      Try making some! It’s very easy and homemade is much better than the canned versions. If you use my recipe above and omit the cardamom you have basic horchata!

  • Shellina

    Omg you’re my favorite. And you’re right, it IS hot out. Rock it.

  • Jackie {Domestic Fits}

    RumChata?! I think I need to try that. Living so close to Mexico, we get some fantastic Mexican food, and of course Horchata at every gas station in the land. It’s amazing, but the homemade version at the mom & pop style Mexican joints is always fabulous. Love this idea.

    • Jennifer Farley

      I am so jealous about the Mexican food in CA. It’s my favorite thing about visiting Tucson every Christmas. Mexican food around here doesn’t hold a candle and none of the places serve horchata!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Omg I make my own horchata – why haven’t I ever put rum in it? This looks CRAZY GOOD Jen! Pinned!

    • Jennifer Farley

      This is some epic deliciousness. Horchata was meant to be a mixed drink!

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    I LOVE Rumchata!! This milkshake sounds amazing. I’ll want it for breakfast, too :)

  • Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

    I have never had Horchata, let alone Rumchata. I need to fix this!

  • Kristi

    I have heard so much about Rumchata. I can’t wait to try it.

  • Julie @ Table for Two

    I need this right now!!!!

  • Amy @Very Culinary

    This makes me want to start drinking booze.

  • Tieghan

    It I drank I would be all over this! Amazing!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    Now that looks like such an amazing milkshake! I would love one of those this summer.

  • Kate@Diethood

    My kinda breakfast!! How else would I get through the day?!? ;-D This sounds so good, Jen!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Yes please to rum and milkshakes for breakfast!

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    I love horchata! I wonder where you could draw the line…vodchata, bourbchata, whiskchata… ;)

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    What an incredible milkshake!! Yum!!

  • Susan

    I love the idea of rum in horchata – not sure it would work, but I’m thinking coconut rum (the only kind I really like)…

    • Jennifer Farley

      This totally works- it’s thick and creamy like Baileys but tastes like horchata. Addicting.

  • steph@stephsbitebybite

    HOLY cow!! Rumchata! I’ve gotta find this!

  • Jennifer @ Not Your Momma’s Cookie

    Seriously – these fabulously boozy drinks are killing me! This sounds SO good :)

  • Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig

    I so love this! Who would have thought and now I need some chata in my life.

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    Mmmm I want this — nay, NEED this.

  • Christina @ The Beautiful Balance

    How am I just now learning of Rumchata!?

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Hello, gorgeous. I’d like to pick you up and guzzle you!

  • Erin | The Law Student’s Wife

    SOOOO tasty. Jen, I’m dying for a tall one of these!

  • Crista

    making this soon… thanks for the recipe… we love rumchata……

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    I love that this is just 4 ingredients! It looks so refreshing and delicious. I love vanilla and cinnamon flavors around mid-summer. I get reminiscent of fall so much! :)

  • Kristen

    Oh my wow… You just made great even better!

  • Nutmeg Nanny

    Wow! As if I couldn’t love a milkshake more, you go and improve it ;)

  • Ruth

    Just made this Rum Chata Milkshakes, WOW, So easy and Delish! We need more vanilla ice cream.

  • Nini

    I want to try this!!!!

  • Jeremy Bergolios

    Finally tried Rumchata. Loved it! Pretty sad its taken this long. Im looking forward to trying the milkshake : )

  • Justin Watson

    Hmm, only 3tbsp Rumchata? Lightweight.