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Horchata de Coco

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

 

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 23 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 2/3 cup)
This typically sweet drink can be too sweet for some tastes. Feel free to dial back the sugar to 1/2 or 1/3 cup.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups rice milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutrition Information

  • calories 178
  • fat 2.9 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 38 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 32 mg
  • calcium 11 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine coconut and rice in a blender. Add 2 cups boiling water; let stand 15 minutes. Blend 1 minute or until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine sieve or cheesecloth into a pitcher, pressing mixture with the back of a spoon to remove as much liquid as possible. Discard solids. Stir in remaining ingredients, stirring until sugar dissolves. Serve over ice.