Easy Mexican Horchata Recipe
Horchata is an iced rice milk beverage from Mexico that's a simple blend of rice, cinnamon, almond milk and sweetener. Watch the video above to see how easy it is to make!
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- 4 cups water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cups almond milk or any dairy or dairy-free milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup or other sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Under running water, rinse the rice in a fine mesh sieve.
Add the rice, water, and cinnamon sticks to a high speed blender. Blend for about 40-60 seconds until the rice and cinnamon are grounded.
Pour the mixture into a large container. Then cover and let it chill in the fridge for about 8-12 hours, preferably overnight.
Over a pitcher, strain the mixture through a nut-milk bag.
Stir in the milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. Taste test and add more sweetener if needed.
Serve over ice and and garnish with freshly ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks.
- I love my modern glass pitcher and it's the perfect size for this recipe!
- If you don't have cinnamon sticks, you could substitute 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon per stick. So 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon in this recipe.
Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg