Horchata

Traditionally, horchata is put in a blender and then strained. This refreshing version has a thinner consistency.

Total Time:
8 hr 15 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
8 hr

Yield:
about 6 cups
Level:
Easy

CATEGORIES
Ingredients
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups blanched almonds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Grind the rice into a fine powder (a coffee grinder works perfectly).
Directions

Combine the ground rice, blanched almonds, cinnamon and vanilla bean and seeds with 3 1/2 cups water and let sit overnight, covered, in the refrigerator.

The next day, strain the horchata using a strainer and cheesecloth. Press the solids against the cheesecloth-lined strainer to get out all of the liquid and serve over ice. (You could also blend the horchata, strain and serve over ice.)

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