Easy Homemade Horchata
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An authentic Mexican beverage at it's simplest - and best!
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 cup rinsed white rice
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Whirl rice in a food processor to break into small pieces. (This takes some pulsing and a few minutes of whirling).
  2. Pour into a bowl and add 3½ cups water, plus the cinnamon sticks (I used 3 but if you like a mild cinnamon taste, use 2). Cover and let stand overnight in the fridge.
  3. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Purée half of the mixture in batches in a blender until very smooth, about 2 minutes.
  4. Strain twice, through 3 layers of damp cheesecloth and then through a very fine strainer, into a pitcher. (It's important to thoroughly strain the mixture otherwise the horchata will taste and feel grainy).
  5. Pour over ice and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¾ cup
Recipe by Eating Made Easy at https://eating-made-easy.com/easy-homemade-horchata/