Horchata

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Popular throughout Mexico and Latin America, horchata is made by soaking uncooked rice and almonds with water and then straining it. It’s flavored with cinnamon and vanilla and lightly sweetened with agave.

Ingredients

Uncooked white rice

½ cup(s), long-grain variety

Light agave nectar

1 Tbsp

Slivered almonds

¼ cup(s)

Slivered almonds

2 Tbsp

Water

2 cup(s), hot

Plain unsweetened almond milk

2 cup(s)

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

Instructions

  1. 1 Combine rice, almonds, cinnamon stick, and hot water in airtight container. Cool. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. 2 Puree mixture in blender until as smooth as possible, about 1 minute. Strain through sieve into pitcher, pressing against solids with spatula; discard solids. Stir in almond milk, agave, vanilla, and cinnamon. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses.
  3. Serving size: (1 cup without ice)