A Drink a Day…Day Two…Horchata



So I took my sewing class yesterday and made a pillowcase. I was so excited. It came out beautifully, but because I did have a great teacher this time! I came home and tried making one on my own and I was all confused! I am going to need to youtube a video or something. I would love to continue making these pillow cases!

Horchata…the name just screams MEXICO! Horchata can be made with different ingredients, but the most common is made with milk.

This drink is absolutely creamy and delicious!


2/3 cup medium or long grain white rice

3 cups warm water

1 (2 in. piece) cinnamon stick

1 cup sugar, or more if needed

2 cups whole milk

ground cinnamon



Put the rice, cinnamon stick and water in a bowl and whisk. Cover and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.

Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until as smooth as possible. It will feel slightly grainy but should not be gritty. Strain into a pitcher through a sieve or colander lined with cheesecloth, pressing the solids with the back of a wooden spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Stir in the sugar and milk, then taste and add more sugar if you like. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice, tipped with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon.

You can replace the whole milk with just water or a low-fat milk (which is what I use), but it will not have the same consistency or creamy flavor as with the whole milk.

Adapt it to your taste and you will be drinking ti all summer too!




Recipe adapted from “Paletas” by Fany Gerson





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