Horchata or some people call it orchata is a milk beverage usually made with rice, barley, sesame seeds and nuts like almond. Although they may share the same name, but they may vary in taste depending on what are used to prepare the beverage. Throughout Latin America and Europe, lots of different kind of seeds and flavors are being used to prepare horchata.
This horchata uses cinnamon to flavor the rice milk. I really like how it taste. Mild, creamy and refreshing too if you put some ice in it. Not to mention how easy it is to prepare cinnamon horchata.
- ¾ cup long-grain rice
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 1 or 2 cinnamon sticks
- Boil the long-grain rice following the instructions in the package, then drain and run under cold water so it cools down quickly. Pop it into ablender with the milk, ground cinnamon, and sugar. Whiz until smooth, then taste and add a bit more sugar, until it's sweet enough for you. You may need to do this in 2 batches if your blender isn't big enough
- Once it's lovely and silky, strain it into a jug with a load of ice and discard any rice left behind. Snap your cinnamon sticks in half and pop them in. Sprinkle over a little more ground cinnamon and serve