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.
Growing up in Mexico, Horchata was one of my favorite beverages to go along with my other favorite meals. Here are some ideas for some great Mexican food to go along with this recipe:
- Barbacoa Tacos
- Tacos al Pastor
- Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
- Chorizo and Potato Tacos
- Charro Beans
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.
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.
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 very inexpensive.
This does take awhile to make, but it will definitely be worth it!
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 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.