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Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink. Homemade Horchata is as simple as pouring a glass of milk. Homemade Horchata is made up of white rice soaked in water. It’s flavored with cinnamon and its sweetened with granulated sugar. Everything is minced up together in a blender and later strained to remove solids. Some versions are dairy free while others contain milk. Some versions contain nuts or added flavor like vanilla or coconut.
What is Homemade Horchata?
Horchata (pronounced or-CHAH-tah) is a popular Mexican drink that is often described as a sweet rice milk beverage. Horchata is made out of rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon and is served in many Mexican restaurants. There’s an important balance to the creamy rice and cinnamon flavors found in horchata. I think you will find that this homemade Horchata recipe is the perfect balance.
I’ve tried several recipes using different ratios, different types of rice, I’ve tried adding nuts or leaving them out, and also experimented using whole cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon. After all the tasty trials this one was my favorite.
It’s incredibly easy to make and it tastes just as good, if not better than the horchata you’ll get from Mexican restaurants! Everyone will love this simple, satisfying drink!
How to Make Horchata
- Blend. Blend the rice, water, and cinnamon sticks until the rice and cinnamon sticks are roughly ground. Add the remaining water and blend again.
- Let Sit. Pour the contents into a pitcher or container with a fitted lid and place on your countertop overnight (or for at least 8 hours).
- Strain. Pour the rice mixture into a fine mesh strainer, into a pitcher and discard the rice.
- Add. Stir in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar (to your preference). Chill until ready to serve. Stir well before serving and serve over ice.
- Fine mesh sieve
- 1 1/4 cup long grain white rice (dry, uncooked)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 2 cinnamon sticks (appox 2 1/2-inches each)
- 4 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar or more to taste
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole milk
- Add rice, almonds and cinnamon sticks to a high speed blender. Blend about 30 – 60 seconds on high speed or until finely pulverized, stopping occasionally and shaking blender if mixture sticks to the bottom.
- Pour in 2 cups water, sugar and vanilla. Blend an additional 30 seconds. If your blender can fit the additional liquid pour in remaining 2 cups water, and milk, otherwise pour into a large enough container to fit along with water and milk.
- Cover and chill 8 – 12 hours.
- Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher. Serve with ice if desired, garnishing each serving with ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks.
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Staying in is the new going out. While this year hasn’t really gone as planned, and we’re all missing out on a lot of fun social occasions, one thing is for sure; you can still have a damn good night at home. Drizly to the rescue. This online alcohol home delivery platform is the solution to your stay at home plans.
As we are all inevitably spending a lot more time at home, we’ve been looking for ways to make our days feel as normal as possible. We don’t know about you, but our editors have become experts at finding the best alcohol home delivery services.
These days, you can have just about anything delivered, and alcohol is no exception. Our latest obsession, Drizly, brings the liquor store to you. And if you can have drinks delivered right to your door, why wouldn’t you?
Drizly has saved our evenings at home more times than we can count. Here are the top 4 reasons we’re lovin’ it.
Drizly gives you all of the benefits of browsing at your local liquor store without having to leave your couch. Their website and app show you all of the liquor stores in your area, all in one place. It couldn’t be easier to use – you can sort by alcohol type, price, or search for your favorite brand.
Once you create an account, Drizly will keep all of your past orders on file, making reordering a breeze. Shopping for alcohol is a fun experience, and Drizly brings that experience to you, wherever you are, all wrapped up in their robust website and app.
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Drizly shows you all of the liquor stores in your area, allowing you to select from a massive selection of beer, wines, and spirits. So if your usual go-to store doesn’t have that bottle you want, you can easily find it at another store. You can order items from multiple stores all in one place, so you’re bound to always find what you’re looking for and get the best price going.
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We’ve all been there-you’re chilling on the couch watching a movie, reach for another beer and realize you’re fresh out. Drizly orders arrive super fast, typically in 60 minutes or less; you really can’t get more convenient than that!
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Drizly is the Amazon of alcohol delivery–perfect for stocking up for special occasions, or for nights spent chilling at home. Plus, you can feel good knowing you’re still supporting local businesses. Try it today to get your favorite drinks delivered right to your door.
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My son is a smoothie enthusiast. He’s combined pretty much everything but the kitchen sink to make a smoothie. Through trial and error he’s developed one of the best smoothie recipes ever conceived. He’s a free-wheeling dude and won’t give it a name so I made one for him. I present Xander’s Power Smoothie.
What is a Power Smoothie?
A power smoothie is a drink made from pureed raw fruit and/or vegetables, using a blender. A smoothie often has a liquid base such as water, fruit juice. Dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, ice cream or cottage cheese can also be used. Smoothies may be made using other ingredients, such as non-dairy milk, crushed ice or sweeteners (honey or sugar). Some folks will add muscle enhancing powder to a smoothie.
A green smoothie typically consists of 40–50% green vegetables (roughly half), usually raw green leafy vegetables. Spinach, kale, swiss chard, collard greens, celery, parsley, or broccoli are great choices. The remaining ingredients are mostly or entirely fruit. Wheatgrass and spirulina are also used as healthy ingredients. Most green leafy vegetables have a bitter flavor when served raw. The bitterness is smoothed out by combining fruit. Some blender manufacturers now specifically target their products towards making green smoothies and provide a booklet of recipes for them.
Xander’s Power Smoothie
- Bullet mixer (or traditional blender)
- 1 cup ice
- 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 2 cups pomegranate juice
- mint leaf garnish
- Add ice, fruit and pomegranate juice to mixer.
- Mix well until all ingredients blend together. No chunks of any kind.
- Pour into favorite smoothie glass and enjoy.
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