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.
- 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
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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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!
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