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Homemade horchata.


I l-u-v horchata so I decided to make it myself. Cinnamon-y, sweet rice milk of sorts. I think it was moderately successful for my very first attempt. Note to self: get a better sieve. Enjoy this one before the cold weather sets in. I promise you can still drink white after Labor Day.

From the Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking.


  • 2 cups uncooked rice (brown or white)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/3 cup of sweetener (sugar, agave)


  1. In a bowl or pitcher, combine the cinnamon sticks, rice and 3 cups of water. Allow this to sit for at least 12 hours (or overnight).
  2. Pour the rice mixture plus 3 cups of water into a blender or food processor and blend until you have a fine meal (no chunks!).
  3. Using a fine sieve, strain the liquid through into a pitcher.
  4. Add the sweetener and a few tablespoons of the leftover rice meal and stir until dissolved.

Chill it and serve with lots of ice. Ahhhhh, refreshing. You can store the pitcher in the fridge for a few days and keep on enjoying.

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