Agua de Horchata Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Agua de horchata is a Mexican rice drink flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. Creamy, light, and refreshing, it’s the perfect drink to cool you down on a hot day.
Dessert
Mexican
10
ingredients
8
steps
395
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
12
1 1/2 cup(s)
uncooked long-grain white rice
1/4 cup(s)
blanched almonds
1
Mexican cinnamon stick, broken in half, see notes 1
4 cup(s)
water, divided
1
5 oz. can of evaporated milk
3/4 cup(s)
condensed milk
2 qt
whole milk
1 tblsp
vanilla extract
ground cinnamon
ice

Directions 8 steps | 395 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small baking pan, stir together the white rice, blanched almonds and cinnamon stick.

Step 2

Transfer the baking pan into the oven and toast the mixture until lightly golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

Step 3

In a large container with a lid, place the toasted mixture and two cups of water. Refrigerate until the rice softens, about 6 hours. Overnight is preferred. (See Notes 2.)

Step 4

Transfer the soaked rice mixture and the water into the jar of a high-speed blender.

Step 5

Blend until smooth. 

Step 6

Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth to catch any debris into a large pitcher.

Step 7

Add the remaining two cups of water, evaporated milk, condensed milk, whole mik and vanilla extract to the large pitcher. Whisk to thoroughly combine.

Step 8

Serve over a cup filled with ice and topped with a dash of ground cinnamon. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. Mexican cinnamon, also known as Ceylon cinnamon, is a floral, more delicate cinnamon than cassia cinnamon, also known as Chinese cinnamon, which is marketed as common cinnamon in US grocery stores. Because cassia cinnamon packs a powerful, pungent flavor, using cassia cinnamon will produce an agua de horchata that is stronger in cinnamon flavor. 
  2. A good indicator that the rice is ready is when the rice will easily break in half when crushed between your fingertips. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
288
FAT
9.6 g
PROTEIN
9.7 g
CARBS
40.3 g

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

13 Jul 2022

Looks amazing and love the smell of cinnamon in my kitchen.

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