Horchata. Horchata is a drink that separates & always needs stirring. The straining procedure is what takes the longest, but if you love horchata like I do it is all worth it b/c this came out just the way I like it. I did add powdered cinnamon in the end just before straining as I was tasting what had been strained there wasn't enough cinnamon taste for.
Try this authentic Mexican recipe for a refreshing summer drink. Thanks to a genius shortcut, this rich beverage will be ready to enjoy in a fraction of the time as traditional horchata. Horchata is made out of rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon and is served in many Mexican restaurants. You can cook Horchata using 4 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Horchata
- You need 1/2 cup of water.
- It’s 1/4 cup of sugar.
- It’s 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- You need 1 quart of rice milk.
There's an important balance to the creamy rice and cinnamon flavors found in horchata and I think you will find that this homemade Horchata recipe is the perfect balance. In this Horchata recipe, the mixture of ground rice and almonds is accented with a hint of lime. Depending on your preference, you can use more or less water for a thinner or creamier beverage. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink made up of white rice soaked in water, it's flavored with cinnamon and its sweetened with granulated sugar. Everything is minced up together in a blender and later strained to remove solids.
Horchata step by step
- Heat water, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved (it might take a few minutes.).
- Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool..
- Pour rice milk into a pitcher, or any container that is large enough to hold 1 quart and 1/3 cup of liquid.
- Pour the sugar/water/cinnamon mixture into the rice milk and stir.
- Let chill in the fridge.
- Tip: Try not to add ice because when the ice melts, it gets pretty watered down.
- Optional: Add tapioca balls if you want. It makes it taste really good!.
Some versions are dairy free while others contain milk and some versions contain nuts or added flavor like. Add the remaining water and blend thoroughly. Pour into a pitcher and place in the refrigerator to soak (overnight is best) – or at the very. Turn horchata into a grownup alcoholic beverage by adding half a shot of your favorite rum or vodka to each glass. It's great with a splash of Kahlua too.