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

  2. Shellina says:

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

  3. 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.

    • 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!

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

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

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

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

  8. I need this right now!!!!

  9. This makes me want to start drinking booze.

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

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

  12. Kate@Diethood says:

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

  13. Yes please to rum and milkshakes for breakfast!

  14. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says:

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

  15. What an incredible milkshake!! Yum!!

  16. 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)…

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

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

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

  20. Mmmm I want this — nay, NEED this.

  21. How am I just now learning of Rumchata!?

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

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

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

  25. 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! :)

  26. Oh my wow… You just made great even better!

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

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

  29. I want to try this!!!!

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