Receta: Horchata

If you have tasted the sweet white Mexican cold drink that is horchata, on the street or in a restaurant and didn’t like it, by all means try it again if you get the chance to taste some made in someone’s home. This was outstanding. My students made it and shared the recipe. Now if I could find some homemade polzole–that pork soup. The church basement kind that you get before mañanitas during Guadalupe’s festival is to die for, I can only imagine homemade.

½ lb. rice
2 sticks cinnamon
1 shot glass vanilla
1 can Carnation evaporated milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 large glasses whole milk or 2% milk

wash the rice in water
put it in a pan with water
add cinnamon and vanilla
soak overnight
put in a blender
blend until smooth
strain into a pan (use a wire strainer)
add the water and the 3 types of milk
store in a plastic milk container
serve over ice

note: can be frozen ahead of time without water for parties, to thaw mix with water.

question…how much water?…..

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