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Traditional Latin Horchata

Traditional Latin Horchata

The creamy touch of the evaporated milk, together with the combination of rice and cinnamon, give this Horchata, a traditional Latin beverage, a unique flavor and texture. It makes a refreshing and nutritious snack for you and your kids.



  1. Combine rice, cinnamon stick and water in large bowl; cool.
  2. Cover; refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Remove cinnamon stick. Spoon rice into blender container (reserve soaking water). Cover; blend on High for 3 to 4 minutes until mixture is as smooth as possible.
  4. Add the reserved soaking water and sugar; blend for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve into a pitcher, pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discard paste.
  6. Stir evaporated milk into the mixture.
  7. To serve: Pour into tall glasses with ice cubes; sweeten with additional sugar, if desired. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with lime rind.

15 min. prep
135 min. total
6 servings

Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe Servings Per Recipe: 6 - Amount Per Serving Calories: 210 Calories from Fat: 35 Total Fat: 4g (6% of DV) Saturated Fat: 3g (14% of DV) Cholesterol: 20mg (6% of DV) Sodium: 60mg (3% of DV) Carbohydrates: 40g (13% of DV) Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV) Sugars: 31g Protein: 5g Vitamin A: 0% of DV Vitamin C: 0% of DV Calcium: 15% of DV Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

provided used with permission from Nestle and


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