Horchata is a favorite request of Gelly and Jack. It’s definitely not a ‘lemonade’ refreshing drink but more of a rich dessert drink. It is comparable with eggnog. With this recipe, you can make a horchata latte by replacing your milk with it or a sweet cocktail by adding a couple of shots of rum. you can also change the milk with whatever you prefer but I like using evaporated milk for this recipe. It is definitely a treat. Hope you like it! =D
Easy Horchata Drink
1 cup Rice, raw
1/2 cup Almonds, ground
1 Cinnamon Stick
3 cups of Water
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
2 cans of Evaporated milk or 3 cups milk of your choice
- In a container, mix together water, rice, almonds and cinnamon stick. Cover and and let it soak for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- After soaking, transfer the rice mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.
- With a fine strainer or cloth strainer, strain the rice mixture, getting as much liquid as possible. The pulp should be almost dry.
- Mix the strained rice mixture and the rest of ingredients. Serve with lots of ice and Enjoy!