Horchata (Cinnamon Rice Milk)

Serves: 8

I have enjoyed Horchata on several occasions in Mexican restaurants, and began the search for homemade. Here is a simple version (I like to add vanilla, but it is optional). Seriously, it is the best ever - and, it costs just pennies to make!

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1 cup long grain rice, rinsed
2 quarts water
1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional) vanilla extract (optional)
1/2 cup white sugar


In a large saucepan, combine rice, water and cinnamon stick. Set aside for 3 hours.

After 3 hours, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Allow to cool.

Puree rice mixture in a blender until smooth. Strain through cheesecloth or a fine sieve. Flavor with vanilla and sugar to taste. Chill, and serve over ice.

Source: allrecipes.com

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