Rice Cooler Drink Mexican Style - Horchata

READY IN: 8hrs
Recipe by pink cook

A refreshing beverage with variations of delicious flavors. Enjoy.

Top Review by Bonnie G #2

Taste just like the Horchata in my favorite Mexican resturant - but better because I can make it myself and have it whenever I want. When I first read the directions was worried it would be confusing - but once I started it was a piece of cake. Thanks so much for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place rice in a large bowl. Pour warm water over rice. Set aside an soak overnight.
  2. Pour into blender jar; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve.
  3. Return to blender, process again. Strain mixture into pitcher through a clean, dampened towel or cheese cloth. Rinse blender, return mixture to blender.
  4. Add sugar and vanilla and process until combined. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over crushed ice.
  5. FOR FLAVOR VARIATIONS:
  6. CONDENSED MILK: substitute a can of sweetened condensed milk for the sugar and blend with the rice. Serve with ground cinnamon on top.
  7. CHOCOLATE - Add 2 ounces grated Mexican chocolate to rice. Continue as directed above.
  8. STRAWBERRY - Prepare as directed above, adding 1 package (10 ounces) frozen strawberries with the sugar and vanilla. Continue as directed.
  9. CINNAMON - Add 2 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks to rice. After soaking remove cinnamon sticks and discard. Continue as directed above.

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