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Authentic Horchata

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"A light, sweet drink perfect for the holidays or on a hot summer day! With a milky consistency, this drink is infused with cinnamon and vanilla, adding to its Spanish origin. Try if you love the the flavor of rice pudding or want a new dessert drink recipe! Will last about 4 days in the refrigerator."
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10 h 15 m servings 189
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Grind rice into very fine, cornmeal-sized pieces using a blender or coffee grinder.
  2. Transfer ground rice to a medium bowl, pour warm water on top, and drop in cinnamon sticks. Cover and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.
  3. Remove the cinnamon sticks. Place mixture back in the blender and puree until as smooth as possible.
  4. Line a sieve with a couple layers of cheesecloth and strain the mixture. Squeeze cloths to extract as much flavor as possible.
  5. Stir in milk, sugar, and vanilla extract until sugar has dissolved. Chill completely, at least 2 hours.
  6. Serve over ice, garnished with cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 189 calories; 1.8 38.2 4.2 7 39 Full nutrition

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This was just ok. I didn't dislike it but I really didn't care for it either. I found it an the bland side, needed some vanilla and maybe some almonds. Thank you for sharing but I won't be makin...