Horchata

Cooking time

15 min

Difficulty

Easy

Ingredients

9

About recipe

In this Horchata recipe, the mixture of ground rice and almonds is accented with a hint of lime. Depending on your preference, you can use more or less water for a thinner or creamier beverage. —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Ingredients

Servings

1

uncooked long grain rice

3/4 cup

blanched almonds

2 cups

cinnamon stick (3 inches)

1

grated lime zest

1-1/2 tsp

hot water

4 cups

sugar

1 cup

cold water

1 cup

Ground cinnamon

optional

Lime wedges

optional

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Step 1
of 3

Place rice in a blender; cover and process 2-3 minutes or until very fine. Transfer to a large bowl; add almonds, cinnamon stick, lime zest and hot water. Let stand, covered, at room temperature 8 hours.

Utensils

Ingredients

cinnamon stick
lime zest
hot water
almonds
Step 2
of 3

Discard cinnamon stick. Transfer rice mixture to a blender; cover and process 3-4 minutes or until smooth. Add sugar; process until sugar is dissolved.

Utensils

Ingredients

sugar
rice mixture
Step 3
of 3
  • Place a strainer over a pitcher; line with double-layered cheesecloth. Pour rice mixture over cheesecloth; using a ladle, press mixture through strainer.
  • Stir in cold water. Serve over ice. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve with lime wedges.

Utensils

Ingredients

lime wedges
cinnamon
cold water

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