Delicious and refreshing Mexican Cinnamon Horchata will become your staple this Summer (or any weather really!). This recipe uses cooked rice instead of raw rice grains (that makes your horchata tasted sandy). The best Horchata you will ever taste!
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. The Mexican version usually uses rice.
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. This can be turned into warm beverage during the cold months too. So, basically it’s good for any season if you ask me.
Mexican Cinnamon Horchata (Cinnamon Rice Milk)
- 1 cup long-grain rice
- 4 cups Milk Whole or low fat or non-dairy milk like soy
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar more if you like it sweeter
- Cinnamon sticks for decoration
Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Then stir in the rice grains and lower the heat and let it simmer with a lid covered for about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes covered. Uncovered the lid and fluff the rice with fork. The rice should absorb all the water at this point and cooked through and fluffy
Pop it into a blender with the milk, ground cinnamon, and sugar. Whiz until smooth, then taste and add a bit more sugar if you want it sweeter. You may need to do this in 2 batches if your blender isn't big enough
Strain this mixture it into a jug with a load of ice (if you want it cold) and discard any rice left behind. Garnish with cinnamon sticks. Sprinkle over a little more ground cinnamon and serve
This Mexican Horchata can be made warm by warming up the milk (do not let it boil over) before blending with the rest of the ingredients
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My kids love this Mexican Horchata so much that they will choose this over a freaking ice cream? (Should I be worry ?)
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