The Mayans and Aztecs called this the drink of the gods.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the rice and warm water together in a bowl, and let stand for 1/2 hour. Reserving the water, drain, and place the rice in the bowl of a food processor. Add the cinnamon and process until a paste forms. Return the rice to the water and let stand at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally as the water turns milky white.

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  • Strain the rice through a fine sieve into a bowl or pitcher. Stir in the milk, condensed milk, vanilla, and rum, if desired, until evenly blended. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

  • To serve, divide the ice cubes between four glasses, and pour the chilled horchata over the ice.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 47.1g 16% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 19.7mg 7% DV; sodium 87.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
Oh jeeze...I dont even know where to start...I made this one night with carne asada for my bf and I...it was a busy day in the kitchen but well worth it. This was my first time making Horchata. We drank this aaaaalllll night and some the next day haha. I was a little short on time so only let the rice soak (2nd soaking) for 1 hr instead of 2 and let it refridgerate for maybe 30 minutes and just poured it over ice. This one def. stays in my recipe archives! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2011
Too milky not enough cinammon not enough water. The horchata is always different depending on the Mexican region you're at. If you ever get the chance to go to Calistoga California some folks from Nayarit have a Mexican restaurant 'Puerto Vallarta' with the BEST tasting horchata I've ever had. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
Oh jeeze...I dont even know where to start...I made this one night with carne asada for my bf and I...it was a busy day in the kitchen but well worth it. This was my first time making Horchata. We drank this aaaaalllll night and some the next day haha. I was a little short on time so only let the rice soak (2nd soaking) for 1 hr instead of 2 and let it refridgerate for maybe 30 minutes and just poured it over ice. This one def. stays in my recipe archives! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2008
i found this recipe and decided to make it a virgin drink for my 2 1/2 yr old who loves horchata. it's way better than the store bought version. it's very easy to make just the right amount of everything. this will definitly be a keeper and next time i have adult time i will add the rum! thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
Strange way to make a drink but it was worth it! This is spicy and smooth! The unused rice made a good cereal when heated with some water! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2009
This was so much better than I was expecting it to be! I loved it! It was great without the rum but adding the rum was a nice bonus. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
Absolutly Terriffic drink. We just loved it. But I let the rice/cinnom paste soak in the rice water for about 24 hours. Then I used about a quarter of the liquid, to finish the recipe. I put the liquid in the blender along with all of the other ingredients and then let it sit for 2 hours in the fridge. Was very very good keeps well for a day or two when covered. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2009
My first time making horchata and it was delicious. I don't know if I've ever had anything woth sweetened condensed milk that I didn't like. By looking at the recipe I thought it might be too sweet so at first I only put in 2/3 of the can but after sampling I added the rest. I still don't think it's too sweet it's just right. Would surely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
This is the best horchata I have ever had! Better than what I had in Mexico! This is an excellent recipe. I made it virgin and add rum when ready to serve. My fiance likes more rum in his. I remember watching an episode of 'Bizzarre Foods' by Andy Zimmerman; he tried Horchata and immediately spit it out. Well I think he needs to try this recipe. He will be gulping this down! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2009
I prefer a little another way to make horchata, I want to say about this combination: rum and sweetened condensed milk in horchata - this is wonderful. This recipe makes very good cocktail. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
This drink is very nice. It has a flavour that is reminiscent of coconut perhaps reminds you of an Island drink which is nice when it's a snowy cold day outside! We had this without the rhum. We will be using the rice to make a hot rice pudding. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/21/2011
Too milky not enough cinammon not enough water. The horchata is always different depending on the Mexican region you're at. If you ever get the chance to go to Calistoga California some folks from Nayarit have a Mexican restaurant 'Puerto Vallarta' with the BEST tasting horchata I've ever had. Read More
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