How to Make Horchata

I grew up in California where there is no such thing as a shortage of Mexican restaurants – quality Mexican restaurants. There was one in particular that sold $1 tacos and it so happened to be stationed across our rival high school. We would attend a football game with the intention of buying tacos afterwards. However, I attended for the horchata. Horchata, a staple of Mexican restaurants, is a drink made out of rice, water, and milk. Add a bit of sugar and cinnamon for flavoring, and it becomes the perfect sweet drink for summer nights. Fortunately for the college student, it is also super easy to make! Here’s how:

1 cup rice
2/3 cups sugar
5 cups water
2 cups of milk
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
First, let the rice soak in the water. The longer the better (I allowed it to soak for 24 hours). Then, add the milk and blend it all together for about a minute. After blending, strain the mix and get rid of the leftover rice. Finally, add the sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to the liquid ingredients. Stir, ice, and enjoy! Before drinking you may have to stir the drink again.

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