Horchata

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 6 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup uncooked long grain white rice

1 quart warm water

1/2 cup whole milk

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup sugar

Whole cinnamon sticks, optional, for serving

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the rice and warm water. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until the rice breaks up but does not form a powder. Let the rice mixture stand in the refrigerator for 6 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Strain the rice mixture into a container through a fine-mesh sieve or several layers of cheesecloth to remove the rice solids.
  3. Pour the rice water into a blender and add the milk, vanilla and almond extracts, cinnamon, and sugar. Blend for 1 minute until well combined and smooth. Serve the horchata over ice with cinnamon sticks as stirrers.