Horchata is a delicious rice (or coconut) based drink that you can find at most Mexican restaurants in the United States and abroad.
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Horchata definitely adds a refreshing touch to any meal. Everyone that tries it seems to fall in love and is disappointed when it is gone. If you go to any Mexican restaurant, you will probably find some iteration of horchata. However, many of those are made from powder and don’t have that authentic taste.
Today, I want to show you how to make a truly authentic Mexican horchata. It will take some patience and a little bit of preparation, but I assure you that the results will be worth it.
Their are different varieties of Horchata throughout Latin America. If you have tried one version before and didn’t like it, you can always try another one and that might change.
Horchata is a versatile beverage and you can add different ingredients to it to change the taste. For example, you can add shredded coconut or almonds. You can also use different varieties of milk such as almond milk. Like I said above, there are many different versions depending on the country. The horchata recipe that I am sharing today is my favorite way to make it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t switch it up a bit.
I love the smooth, rich flavor that you get from making horchata at home. It goes perfectly with some many meals. People are always asking for the recipe too, since they just can’t get enough.
I have so many memories growing up of going to the local taquerias with my siblings and other family members and ordering up a plate of delicious street tacos with a side of delicious authentic Horchata. It was always a hit and something that I will always remember.
Although I don’t live in Mexico anymore, I still am able to keep these memories with my by making these recipes and sharing them with my family here. Even though I prefer to make my own horchata, I will still try just about any version that I can find when I go to Mexican restaurants. Some are better than others, but they all remind me of Mexico.
Now, as I said, this will take some preparation. The good news is that you probably already have all of the ingredients that you will need in your kitchen to make Horchata. If you don’t already have them, don’t worry – they are easy to find and are very inexpensive.
This does take awhile to make, but it will definitely be worth it! The reason it takes a while, is because you have to soak the rice, cinnamon, and almonds in water for an extended period of time in order to ensure that all of the flavors are right. The best way to do this, is to start soaking the ingredients the night before. That way, you can sleep instead of just sitting up excited about drinking horchata!
Once you have soaked the ingredients long enough, the next steps are pretty easy. You will need to strain the water, and the blend the ingredients together with evaporated milk. It is very important to strain the resulting mix using a very fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, so that you can avoid a gritty texture. It is still delicious, but I personally prefer a smooth taste.
I am so happy that you found this recipe, and I really hope that you are willing to put the time and effort into making this recipe. It may not be something that you make every day, but it is perfect for special occasions like Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, Thansgiving, New Years, and more. No matter when you make this horchata, you can rest assured that everyone will love it and will be asking you for the recipe.
So, if you are feeling adventurous and are ready to try this authentic recipe, check it out below and I promise that you won’t regret it!
Products Used In This Horchata Recipe
Fine Mesh Strainer: This is one of the most important things that you can get when making horchata. You have to strain the rice and almond pieces after you blend it, so to avoid a grainy texture, you will want a fine mesh strainer. You can get one of my favorites here if you don’t already have one.
Blender: You will need a good blender to make sure that you break everything down as much as possible. I use this one, but you can really use any high quality blender.
Large Drinking Glasses: Horchata is good no matter what, but it is even better drinking it from a large glass like these ones. I add a straw and lots of ice and it is delicious!
Large Bowls: You have to soak the rice and other ingredients overnight for this recipe, so it is important to have large glass bowls. You can use any glass bowl that you have, but make sure that they are high quality like these.