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Horchata is a creamy agua fresca made with rice, cinnamon, evaporated milk and condensed milked mixed with water. Nothing beats it on a hot day and it's super easy to make.

so first thing first here's what you need:

3 cups Long Grain Rice
1 Mexican Cinnamon Stick
1 can Condensed Milk
1 can Evaporated Milk
2 Tbs Vanilla extract

Fine mesh strainer (Optional)

You can always change the recipe because it's really to you. Some people like it sweet, some like it with alot of cinnamon. My mom always eye balls it.

My mom makes a double batch and keep the concentrate in a separate container so when it runs it (which it will) you can easily make another batch.

Step 1:

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So grab your rice and throw it in a pan. Your gonna want to keep it on medium heat. now Grab a wooden spoon and stir the rice often.
Bramael23 years ago

I love unique traditional drinks. I am having trouble imagining the flavor of this, but it reminds me of what we did when I was young. Cooked rice with cinamon and brown sugar sprinkled on it, then doused with a bit of milk. This is of course a much more complex flavor that I'm going to have to try.

I'll make sure not to rush it. ;-)

bekk1962 Bramael29 months ago
If you ever had rice pudding it tastes like that only drinkable.
rgarcia72 (author)  Bramael23 years ago
thanks I hope you like it
jmartinm3 years ago

This looks awesome! I think I will give it a try tomorrow!

JayWeeks3 years ago

AAAH! YES! I love horchata! Thank you so much for making this tutorial!

rgarcia72 (author)  JayWeeks3 years ago
no problem man enjoy
bstragier3 years ago
I'm really excited to make my favorite drink! how much water would you suggest adding? Thanks for posting.
rgarcia72 (author)  bstragier3 years ago
for this recipe I think it should make a good 2-3 gallons, you can make up to 4 but you'd have to add 1 more can of both milks
Oh yeah, I have made some recently with coconut milk and sugar... so good
But I have heard the original in Spain is made with chufa, a plant that makes little potato like spud and they are ground up instead of using rice. It gives it a nutty flavor

You are right. The original horchata comes from de mediterranean coast. And they make it with chufa and water, into one mixer. When the chufa is milled, be filtered, and the result is a refreshing liquid. This is, approximately, the process of cooking of horchata.

rgarcia72 (author)  BIG D little ennis3 years ago
really cool I didn't know that Spain had there own version
rgarcia72 (author)  BIG D little ennis3 years ago
That sounds really good! I need to try that.
The recipe came from Spain and then as rice came more plentiful they switched.
offseid3 years ago

Very nice! You have my vote.

rgarcia72 (author)  offseid3 years ago
thank you!
Bramael23 years ago

Just did a wikipedia search on "Horrchata"'s a good read, different ingredients for different parts of the world.

Thanks for the education.

Buckfoot3 years ago

This looks amazing!

rgarcia72 (author)  Buckfoot3 years ago