How To Make Authentic Horchata (Easy Recipe)

Learn how to make a refreshing Horchata in under 10 minutes.
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Horchata

Horchata is a delightful and refreshing beverage that originates from Spain and is popular in many Latin American countries. This recipe creates a version of Horchata that blends ground rice and almonds, with a subtle hint of lime to add a tangy twist. Depending on your preference, you can adjust the amount of water to create a thinner or more creamy drink.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 123 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Large Bowl
  • Strainer/Cheesecloth
  • Spoon
  • Pitcher
  • Glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups blanched almonds
  • 1 cinnamon stick 3 inches
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • Ground cinnamon optional
  • Lime slices optional

Instructions
 

  • Begin by placing the rice in a blender. Cover and process for 2-3 minutes until the rice is very fine. Transfer the ground rice to a large bowl.
  • Add the blanched almonds, cinnamon stick, lime zest, and hot water to the bowl with the ground rice. Cover the bowl and let it stand at room temperature for 8 hours.
  • After the standing time, discard the cinnamon stick. Transfer the rice mixture back to the blender. Cover and process for 3-4 minutes until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add sugar to the blender and continue to process until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Position a strainer over a pitcher and line it with a double layer of cheesecloth. Pour the rice mixture over the cheesecloth. Use a ladle to press the mixture through the strainer.
  • Stir in the cold water. Serve the Horchata over ice. If desired, you can sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top and serve with lime slices and additional cinnamon sticks.

Notes

Per 3/4 cup serving: 134 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal
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