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Horchata is a thick, creamy, and sweet rice-cinnamon drink found at most Mexican restaurants that is similar to rice milk. It is simple and inexpensive to prepare and makes for a refreshing drink in the summer. This recipe uses basmati rice and cardamom for an authentic flavor and aroma.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs 15 mins
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 glasses
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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 rice in a blender and grind to a fine texture. Transfer to a large pitcher. Add crushed cardamom and cinnamon.

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  • Grind almonds and 1/3 cup water together in the blender. Add to rice mixture in the pitcher. Add 4 cups water and stir. Cover pitcher and let horchata sit 8 hours to overnight.

  • Transfer horchata to the blender and add sugar. Blend, gradually adding 2/3 cup water, until smooth. Pour mixture through cheesecloth into a separate container, squeezing gently to extract the milk. Refrigerate horchata 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 43.3g; fat 5.1g; sodium 10.1mg. Full Nutrition
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