Refreshing rice drink with a hint of cinnamon. This version does not need to be boiled. Make a slush,if desired, by adding crushed ice. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
12 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 quart
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the rice in a bowl with enough water to cover it and let it soak overnight.

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  • Strain the rice and discard the water. Stir the cold water and evaporated milk together. Place the drained rice into a blender along with half of the diluted milk. Blend until the rice is finely ground, about 30 seconds. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla; blend well. Pour in the remaining diluted milk; blend.

  • Line a strainer with two layers of cheesecloth. Place the strainer over another bowl to catch the liquid. Strain the rice milk through the cheesecloth, discard the solids. Repeat the process if necessary. Serve over ice.

Nutrition Facts

396 calories; protein 9.7g 20% DV; carbohydrates 71.8g 23% DV; fat 7.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 27.4mg 9% DV; sodium 108.8mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
Hola a todos!! I submitted this recipe. Yes, Horchata is originally a Mexican drink. I'm PuertoRican, not the drink. I can't find where it says otherwise but apparently someone must have made a mistake. Talking about mistakes, Allrecipes edited the recipe I submitted and it doesn't quite makes sense the way it is written now. The amounts listed in the ingredients are right but they are wrong under the directions. Dilute the evaporated milk with the water and follow the idea... Sorry about that. I'll try to contact them about it. Anyways, enjoy the drink!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2010
Why do you all think this is good? The recipe doesn't even make sense. Pour 2 cups of evaporated milk in the blender when the ingredients only calls for a cup and a half (two cups is 16 ounces). What's up with that. I started it out and had to stop. If someone can explain what is up with this I would love to make it but this is really stupid as far as I can tell. I feel stupid starting this before reading all the directions. Man and I really want horchata. I love it! Read More
(51)
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
Hola a todos!! I submitted this recipe. Yes, Horchata is originally a Mexican drink. I'm PuertoRican, not the drink. I can't find where it says otherwise but apparently someone must have made a mistake. Talking about mistakes, Allrecipes edited the recipe I submitted and it doesn't quite makes sense the way it is written now. The amounts listed in the ingredients are right but they are wrong under the directions. Dilute the evaporated milk with the water and follow the idea... Sorry about that. I'll try to contact them about it. Anyways, enjoy the drink!! Read More
(103)
Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2010
Why do you all think this is good? The recipe doesn't even make sense. Pour 2 cups of evaporated milk in the blender when the ingredients only calls for a cup and a half (two cups is 16 ounces). What's up with that. I started it out and had to stop. If someone can explain what is up with this I would love to make it but this is really stupid as far as I can tell. I feel stupid starting this before reading all the directions. Man and I really want horchata. I love it! Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
this is a good recipe I make this all the time, we love horchata it goes well with spicy Mexican food. I boil water with cinnamon sticks, and use that to give it a stronger cinnamon taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2009
I love Horchata but it is not a Puerto-Rican drink. It derived from Mexico and Central America. If you want an authentic Puerto-Rican drink try Coquito. There are some pretty good recipes for it on this site. Cheers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2010
This tastes exactly like the version served at a favorite Mexican restaurant. I consider this to be "authentic" and love it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
It was great! It tasted the way it used to when My mom made it and much better than any restaurant horchata. However I have a question: is it necessary to use long-grain rice or can short-grain be substituted? Please answer as quickly as possible! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2010
Yumm!! I made this and it's so good!! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
Horchata came from Mexico.... its mexican! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
I don't usually comment on these recipes but its been bugging me everyone laying claim to a recipe that has been made every where in some form from nearly the beginning of time but Originally from Valencia, the making of horchata from tigernuts (chufa) comes from the period of Muslim presence in Valencia between the 8th to 13th century. Back on topic great recipe only thing I changed was substituting the evaporated milk and sugar for condensed milk. Read More
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