Lola's Horchata

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    3 h 10 m
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Recipe by  LOLA

“A very easy way to make great horchata!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 cups

Directions

  1. Pour the rice and water into the bowl of a blender; blend until the rice just begins to break up, about 1 minute. Let rice and water stand at room temperature for a minimum of 3 hours.
  2. Strain the rice water into a pitcher and discard the rice. Stir the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar into the rice water. Chill and stir before serving over ice.

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Reviews (256)

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Serena
1406

Serena

I have since made this 3 times and found the trick to perfecting this the second time around! Here's my recommendation for "authentic" homemade horchata: put 1 1/3 cup rice in the blender - add about 2 cups of water and 2 cinnamon sticks and blend until the rice and cinnamon are roughly ground. Add the remaining water and blend thoroughly. Pour into a pitcher and place in the refrigerator to soak (overnight is best) - or at the very least 4-5 hours. Strain the mixture through a sieve. I doubled the amount of milk called for - and about half the sugar (a generous 1/3 cup as I like my horchata not too sweet) and a generous splash of vanilla. PERFECTO!

L. Adams
614

L. Adams

wonderful! I used my coffee grinder to grind up the rice before soaking because my blender is broken and the food processor didn't do the trick. It worked great. Also I made a syrup of the last cup of water, sugar, cinnamon and cinnamon sticks and then added it to the rice water. It seemed to help the sugar and cinnamon mix better that way. Oh and don't throw out the rice. It's perfect for Creamy Rice pudding (recipe on this site)

Rachel Hanks
437

Rachel Hanks

This is the best horchata recipe I have ever found. I found that ground cinnamon floats on the top so I let 2 cinnamon sticks soak with the rice and water for 3 hours. Nice flavor!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 213 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 0.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 48.4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 16 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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