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Latin Americans have been grinding rice and nuts into milk for centuries. You just soak rice in water with spices, then buzz it all in a blender and strain. For fruit horchata, add chopped fruits along with the rice and everything else. To make a horchata cocktail, add a splash of dark rum.

Recipe by Oxmoor House March 2014


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

10 mins
8 hrs 10 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 2/3 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 2 cups water and next 6 ingredients (through cloves) in large bowl. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours or until rice is soft. Strain mixture through a fine sieve, reserving solids. Discard liquid.

  • Place solids, remaining 2 cups water, and almond milk in a blender; process 2 minutes. Strain through fine sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Add sugar, extracts, and salt to milk mixture, stirring until sugar dissolves. Serve over ice. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.


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Nutrition Facts

193 calories; fat 5.6g; saturated fat 0.4g; mono fat 3.3g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 33g; fiber 3.8g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 1.8mg; sodium 81mg; calcium 224mg.