Traditional Horchata

Traditional Horchata
Makes:
6
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
140
minutes
based on
1 reviews
Traditional Horchata is a traditional Mexican beverage made with rice. This version is flavored with cinnamon and sweetened condensed milk. You can also add a little lime or lemon zest as a garnish.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

COMBINE water, rice, sweetened condensed milk, milk and cinnamon sticks in large bowl; cover and cool at room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

REMOVE cinnamon sticks. Spoon rice into blender (reserve soaking water); cover. Blend on high for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture is as smooth as possible. Add the reserved soaking water; blend for an additional 2 minutes. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or extra fine sieve into a pitcher, pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discard paste. Repeat process if necessary to eliminate all rice solids from liquid.

POUR into tall glasses with ice cubes. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.


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    Great!

    Marcus GIannitti from New Mexico

    This is the best recipe I've found on the internet. It tastes very close to what I get at my local taqueria. Surprisingly good!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

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

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    Traditional Horchata

    Ingredients

    • 4 cups hot water
    • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
    • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

     

    Directions

    COMBINE water, rice, sweetened condensed milk, milk and cinnamon sticks in large bowl; cover and cool at room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

    REMOVE cinnamon sticks. Spoon rice into blender (reserve soaking water); cover. Blend on high for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture is as smooth as possible. Add the reserved soaking water; blend for an additional 2 minutes. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or extra fine sieve into a pitcher, pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discard paste. Repeat process if necessary to eliminate all rice solids from liquid.

    POUR into tall glasses with ice cubes. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

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