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Traditional Mexican Horchata

Two glasses with metal straws and Mexican Horchata. A jar in the background

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Horchata de Arroz is a popular Mexican refreshing drink made with ground rice, milk and cinnamon. Learn how to make this delicious drink!

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Instructions

  1. Wash and drain the rice. Place the rice, cinnamon stick and 4 cups of water into a bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight or a minimum of 4 hours.
  2. Add 1/2 of the rice & water with some of the cinnamon stick in a blender. Puree until it’s as very smooth and it forms a paste like texture. About 4 minutes long.
  3. Using a very fine strainer (or some cheese cloth) pour the blended mixture over a pitcher. Strain out as much liquid as possible, pushing on the solids with a spatula or spoon.
  4. Repeat this process for the rest of the rice & cinnamon mixture.
  5. Stir in the milks, vanilla (0ptional), and 4 cups of water. Stir well.
  6. Taste and add more sugar or water if needed.
  7. Chill and stir before serving over ice. 

Notes

To make a boozy version just add some rum to make Rumchata! 

If you decided to use vanilla, don’t add too much of it as it will overpower the cinnamon & rice flavor. 

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