Wednesday, June 6, 2012

How to make Horchata

I think my favorite drink of all time is Horchata,  I wish it was always homemade and never from a machine.  Here is my recipe. I'm not really a measure kind of girl, So I found this measured one from Lola and modified it a little. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup uncooked white long-grain rice
  • 5 cups water
  • Nestle Milk (La Lechera) sweet condensed milk. 
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Sugar as Needed ( I love pure cane sugar, Azucar Morena)


  1. Pour the rice and water into the bowl of a blender; blend until the rice just begins to break up, about 1 minute. Let rice and water stand at room temperature for a minimum of 3 hours.
  2. Stir in 1 tablespoon of Lechera.
  3. Strain the rice water into a pitcher and discard the rice. Stir the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar into the rice water. Chill and stir before serving over ice.