Sunday, April 20, 2014

An Oh-So-Refreshing Horchata Recipe

As I mentioned earlier, my sister and I decided to try our hand at making homemade horchata over the weekend. The results were delicious! I was pleasantly surprised to discover how easy it is to make this refreshing traditional rice beverage, and I'm already planning on making it again this week. If you're looking for a new summer drink (to spike, or not to spike), try it out yourself!
You will need:
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice 
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk 
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla 
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 sweetened condensed milk 

It's just so easy to whip up!:
  1. Pour the water into a blender and then add the uncooked rice. 
  2. Blend for about one minute, and then let the rice and water sit in the blender for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. When that time has passed, use a cheesecloth to strain the rice water into a pitcher or other desirable container. 
  4. Make sure there is no rice in your liquid and then throw the leftover rice away. 
  5. Add milk, condensed milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. 
  6. Whisk or mix it well and then serve over ice.

Sip it in the sunshine for a little extra joy! ;) Hopefully the grass will be green soon and I'll be able to bring it on a picnic in the near future. Enjoy!

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