5 – 10 Minutes
Rich and refreshing, this traditional Mexican rice beverage is infused with cinnamon, vanilla, and toasted sesame seeds. Originally, horchata was made with the chufa nut (a vegetable tuber also known as the tiger nut), and sometimes melon or squash seeds, which were ground and made into a milky-looking drink. We use rice, ground sesame seeds, and spices for a mildly sweet, nutty-flavored beverage that’s a cross between a thin milkshake and virgin milk punch. Though it takes just a few minutes to make, it benefits from a long rest, to infuse the horchata with the flavor of the cinnamon sticks.
In your bag
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 1½ tablespoons toasted white sesame seeds
- 5 cups water
- 2 cinnamon sticks - preferably Ceylon
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup sugar
Calories: 180, Protein: 3g, Fiber: 1g, Total Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 50mg, Carbohydrates: 38g, Added Sugar: 11g.