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Horchata (Authentic Mexican Recipe)

Horchata is a delicious rice (or coconut) based drink that you can find at most Mexican restaurants in the United States and abroad.
Prep Time5 hrs 20 mins
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beverage, drink, horchata, mexican drink
Servings: 7 Cups
Calories: 322kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 1 cup sugar adjust depending on how sweet you want - 2/3 cup of sugar if you want it less sweet.
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 Can 12 ounces Evaporated milk
  • 1.5 cups of milk or almond milk
  • 1 Liter of water
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Start by soaking the rice, cinnamon, and almonds in a bowl of water all night, or at least for 5 hours so that the rice softens slightly.
  • Strain the water from the cinnamon, rice, and almond mixture that were soaking, disposing of water.
  • Blend the cinnamon, rice, and almond mixture with evaporated milk until a smoother mix is formed and the grains of rice are completely ground.
  • Strain the resulting liquid into a pitcher, and add the sugar, vanilla, and milk. Mix well until everything is well combined.Add a liter of water, and serve with ice. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 8oz | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g
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