Horchata

Total Time:
5 hr 40 min
Prep:
5 hr
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
about 7 quarts
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 cups long grain white rice
  • Water to cover, plus 6 quarts water
  • 2 cups raw almonds, unshelled
  • 1/4 cup freshly ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar, or to taste
Directions
  • Rinse the rice. Cover with water and soak for 12 hours. Drain.

  • Wash the almonds, cover with water, and soak for 6 to 8 hours. Shell the almonds and slip the skins off them. Discard the shells and skins.

  • Puree the rice in a blender. Set aside.

  • Puree the almonds, to a fine paste, in a blender.

  • Mix the rice, almond paste, cinnamon, sugar, and the 6 quarts water, in a large glass jar or clear pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled.

  • Serve the horchata in tall glasses over ice cubes.


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