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two glasses filled with Venezuelan chicha and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Easy Venezuelan Chicha Recipe

This Venezuelan Chicha is creamy, smooth, and super decadent! This refreshing and super easy to make drink will be enjoyed by everyone.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Venezuelan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Soaking time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 325kcal


  • 1 cup (215 gr) white rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cups (1.2 l) water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (240 ml) whole milk
  • 12 oz (354 ml) evaporated milk
  • 14 oz (397 g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • Ice and ground cinnamon to serve


  • Place rice, cinnamon sticks, and 1 cup of water in a bowl; mix to combine. Let the rice soak for at least an hour up to overnight.
  • Transfer soaked rice to a medium saucepan or pot. Add 4 cups of water and salt; mix to combine. Cook over medium-low heat for 30-35 minutes, or until the rice is super tender and mushy. Let the cooked rice cool.
  • Once the rice has cooled, remove the cinnamon sticks. Place rice in a blender. Add whole milk, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract; blend until smooth. Note: You can add more milk if the chicha is too thick for your liking.
  • Transfer to a jar and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve with ice if desired, garnish each serving with ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks.


Store: Venezuelan Chicha will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Extra Tips:
  • Don’t skimp on the soaking time. This is how you get the most flavor-infused and creamy chicha.
  • Adjust the thickness of your chicha. You can add more or less milk to adjust the thickness of the chicha to your liking.
  • Double or triple the recipe for a larger crowd. This recipe makes enough to serve 8 people. If you’re throwing a party, you may want to make more. Trust me, it’ll be gone quickly! 
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sugar: 33g