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The perfect summer drink
Mmmm horchata! [Pronounced "or-cha-ta"] A lot of people think Mexican horchata is made with milk but it’s actually completely dairy free. It’s what is known as Aguas Frescas. Usually fruits, grains, or seeds blended with sugar and water to make a delicious beverage. I grew up on this stuff and I love it. It’s my special treat. Liquid golden calories of joy.

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  • How to make a juice drink. Horchata Recipe  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grind rice and almonds into a blender or spice grinder until it makes a fine powder.

  • How to make a juice drink. Horchata Recipe  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Blend the almond and rice powder with 3 cups of water until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Add cinnamon sticks and vanilla. Set aside, covered, for at least 8 hours.

  • How to make a juice drink. Horchata Recipe  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a fine mesh sieve or cover your strainer with a layer of good cheesecloth. Add 1 cup of water to your mixture and strain into a large bowl. You want to strain as much grit out as possible. Discard the solids.

  • How to make a juice drink. Horchata Recipe  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add sugar and vanilla.

  • How to make a juice drink. Horchata Recipe  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stir thoroughly.

  • How to make a juice drink. Horchata Recipe  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pour into a pitcher. Stir in 4 cups of cold water and lots of ice. Garnish with grated cinnamon and cinnamon sticks.

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Debbie V.
Debbie V.
I have always known it to be Mexican!!!!!!!
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Sarah W.
Sarah W. · London, GB · 48 projects
Well both sound good to me ;-)
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ArteinterrogantE
ArteinterrogantE · Valencia, Valencian Community, ES · 24 projects
Sorry but the horchata is not Mexican and is not like that.
It's a recipe from Valencia (Spain) and it is made with "chufas", this recipe is almond milk. ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horchata
Krys M.
Krys M. · 9 projects
Actually, yes, the Mexican version of horchata is sweetened rice milk. It is one of the 3 aguas frescas. Read your own link ;)
FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
Lol ouch. I guess even being a smartass is a skill one has to learn carefully ^____^
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