Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Horchata per Wikipedia
While in some countries the drink is usually tan and "milky", some recipes call for milk, and others do not. Other ingredients often include sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Though horchata was once typically homemade, it is now available in both ready-to-drink (shelf-stable or refrigerated) and powdered form in grocery stores. Horchata, together with tamarindo and jamaica, are the three typical drink flavors of Mexican agua frescas.
In Mexico, horchata is made of rice, sometimes with vanilla and always with cinnamon.

The How To
3 cups uncooked white rice
15 cups water
3 cinnamon sticks
Pulse rice and water together in a blender until rice breaks up.
Soak rice, water and cinnamon sticks together for at least 3 hours at room temperature.
Strain rice and cinnamon sticks from the water.
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sugar
Add the above to the strained rice water and mix thoroughly. Chill and serve over rice, ha ha serve it over ice. (makes 1 gallon)
This is a very yummy healthy alternative to soda's and high in sugar and corn syrup fruit juices.

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