Last week I published the Honeydew-Lemongrass Agua Fresca. Another Agua Fresca is the traditional Horchata. You may know it from Mexican restaurants and food stands – it’s the delicious white cinnamon drink served chilled! Made with rice, almonds, sugar and cinnamon, it’s a refreshing drink in a totally different way than the fruit frescas.
- 1 cup long-grain white rice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 4 cups water
- 1/3 cup sugar, or to taste (I used about 1 Tbsp agave syrup)
- Ice, for serving
- In a food processor, blend rice and cinnamon until it resembles coarse meal. Transfer to a large bowl and add almonds. Cover with water and refrigerate overnight. (I could not get the rice to break down, and soaked it for about 48 hours.)
- Transfer mixture to a blender, add sugar and blend until finely pureed. Strain mixture through cheesecloth or mesh strainer; discard pulp. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir and serve over ice.
Thanks PCC Natural Markets!
Wow, looks great! I’ve been meaning to try to make this. Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂
@vegsimplified good luck, enjoy! I saw a recipe using rice flour instead (helps speed up the process!) and will try it and post if a success! 😊
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