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Horchata: Traditional Latin Beverage

Horchata: Traditional Latin Beverage
Makes:
6 servings
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
135
minutes
based on
15 reviews
The creamy touch of the evaporated milk, together with the combination of rice and cinnamon, give this Horchata, a traditional Latin beverage, a unique flavor and texture. It makes a refreshing and nutritious snack for you and your kids.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white rice, rinsed, drained
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • Ice cubes
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Lime rind strips (optional)

Directions:

COMBINE rice, cinnamon stick and water in large bowl; cool. Cover; refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

REMOVE cinnamon stick. Spoon rice into blender container (reserve soaking water). Cover; blend on High for 3 to 4 minutes until mixture is as smooth as possible. Add the reserved soaking water and sugar; blend for an additional 2 minutes. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve into a pitcher, pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discard paste. Stir evaporated milk into the mixture.

TO SERVE: Pour into tall glasses with ice cubes; sweeten with additional sugar, if desired. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with lime rind.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Escapist drink

    Brittany Elsner from WANTAGH, NY

    I made this drink for my mother and she loved it. She'd keep it in the fridge and have a glass each night. The only downside was the rice was very thick and gave my blender a lot of trouble!

  •  Star(s)

    Pretty Good From Someone Who Is From Mexico

    Maureen Vetromila from MOROCCO, IN

    My step-father came this week-end for a short visit. As my Review Title states, he is from Mexico; so I decided to surprise him with this recipe. I've had it at his home in Mexico and he even said that this was very close to his mothers recipe. And I do have to admit...he is correct. There is some minor tweaks to do on this...he will forward the recipe to me so that I may submit it for you. OHHHHH, so close -but tastes so good. Two-thumbs up on this!

  •  Star(s)

    Fantástico

    Reyna MacMillan from Peoria, IL

    I've lived in Mexico and my family has been attempting to find Horchata since. This recipe is deliciously close to the rich taste of the rice drink that reminds us of the wonderful times we had in Chihuahua. It really was not that complicated but I would recommend the cheesecloth...you need it to truly extract the extra thick rice particles and just get the juices.

  •  Star(s)

    preatty good

    carla marshall from BELLE FOURCHE, SD

    this is pretty good I like to put vanilla in this beverage and that makes it really good! It also very easy to make too!

  •  Star(s)

    this is a tarditional drink

    CINDY IZAGUIRRE from LANCASTER, CA

    This is one of the greatest drink ever, this drink has been a tradition in our families, is really good. You must try it!

  •  Star(s)

    Wow! Yummy!

    ZULMA GARCIA AGOSTO from TAMPA, FL

    I made this Horchata recipe & it tasted 100 times better than the one I had at a restaurant!

  •  Star(s)

    "delicioso!"

    Rob Puesta from Inverness, Florida

    I made this many times and it's great!!!! Try it, you'll love it!!! I will add this to my list of recipes!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Horchata : Traditional Latin Beverage.

    Timothy DuPont from PROCTOR, MN

    When I read the recipe it intrigued me to the point that I did make it and what a pleasant surprise. We all loved it .

  •  Star(s)

    horchata

    Ellen Boroughf from MINNEAPOLIS, MN

    friends from Mexico City could not believe I could make horchata exactly as they do. an absolutely delicious drink.

  •  Star(s)

    Ponche

    Zoila Leon from Daytona Beach, FL

    I tried and is really good.

  •  Star(s)

    horchata

    ALICIA BERUMEN from WICHITA, KS

    very good will keep making this

  •  Star(s)

    Hubby's New Favorite Drink

    EVELYN ESPINOSA from Hialeah, FL

    When my husband first came from Cuba, his family lived in Idaho. There was a small Mexican food stand near his school and he would order his afternoon snack every day from there along with a big glass of Horchata. We now live in S. Florida and the Mexican restaurant near our home serves this, but he said it wasn't quite the same. Well, I made this recipe for him and he says its the best, even better than the one from the little stand in Idaho.

  •  Star(s)

    Horchata

    tray s from San Jose, CA

    A delicious alternative to eggnog on Christmas. I added nutmeg for a festive flair. Much more nutritious, and I don't have to worry about the eggs!

  •  Star(s)

    Nice change

    Chris Vigil from Concord, CA

    It's a nice change from the traditional smoothy. Pretty good.

  •  Star(s)

    Horchata, at last! =)

    Iliana from Florida

    FINALLY! I love this drink and cannot find it in any local stores, ethnic or mainstream. It's delicious, thank you!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 210
  • Calories from Fat: 35
  • Total Fat: 4g (6% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3g (14% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 20mg (6% of DV)
  • Sodium: 60mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (13% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 31g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 15% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Horchata: Traditional Latin Beverage

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice, rinsed, drained
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • Ice cubes
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Lime rind strips (optional)

 

Directions

COMBINE rice, cinnamon stick and water in large bowl; cool. Cover; refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

REMOVE cinnamon stick. Spoon rice into blender container (reserve soaking water). Cover; blend on High for 3 to 4 minutes until mixture is as smooth as possible. Add the reserved soaking water and sugar; blend for an additional 2 minutes. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve into a pitcher, pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discard paste. Stir evaporated milk into the mixture.

TO SERVE: Pour into tall glasses with ice cubes; sweeten with additional sugar, if desired. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with lime rind.

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