Shakita Huerta

Horchata

Horchata is such a refreshing Latin American beverage that has become a favorite natural summertime refreshment which can be served chilled or served over ice.  A cool little know history fact is, the origin of this ancient beverage is somewhat of a mystery and still has not been traced with any degree of accuracy. 🙂 Therefore the age of this beverage is unknown, but there is a lot of speculations.

So, I know what you must be thinking about the passive time in making this drink. Although, the process of making this refreshing drink is a lot longer than most beverages, I believe the time is definitely worth the wait! Let me just add that you do not have to strain this Horchata because we are letting it soak for several days which allows the rice to soften.

Unlike most Horchata recipes, I made this one a wee bit different than what many of the original recipes call for. For starters I used Steel Cut Oats because this type of oat is high in fiber and it is a complex carbohydrate which is good for your body. Secondly, I used goat milk instead of cows milk because my son can not have cows milk. He is not “allergic” but it causes his body to body to break out with “Eczema” like symptoms. Nonetheless goat’s milk is very nutritional for the body and it easily digestible. 🙂

So, if you’ve never had this sweet summer fun beverage, than it’s time you give it a shot!

Pull out some Jasmine rice and oats! It’s Horchata Time!

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Horchata
Horchata is such a refreshing Latin American beverage that has become a favorite natural summertime refreshment which can be served chilled or served over ice.
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Prep Time 25 Minutes
Passive Time 2-10 Days
Servings
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Ingredients
Food Beverages
Prep Time 25 Minutes
Passive Time 2-10 Days
Servings
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. The first thing that you need to do is add the uncooked Jasmine rice and steel cut oats to large bowl. Cover the rice and steel cut oats with water completely. Set this mixture in the fridge for a minimum of 2 days and maximum of 5 days. DO NOT ADD A LID OR ANYTHING TO COVER THE BOWL.
  2. After 2 days, drain the water off of the rice and oats.
  3. Add the uncooked Jasmine rice and steel cut oats, cinnamon stick, salt, maple extract and 2 cups of cold water to the blender. Blend this mixture together until very fine. About 3-5 minutes
  4. Next, add the goat milk and the condensed milk, plus 4 cups of hot water to the blender and blend for another 1-3 minutes.
  5. For the last 2 cups of water, I recommend doing a taste test. If you like Horchata a little thick, as I do, then you will not need to add any water, but if you like it a little thinner, add the last 2 cups of hot water. Just add the hot water one cup at a time and give it a nice stir before tasting again
  6. Finally add some ice to your glass, pour your Horchata into the glass, top with whip cream and cinnamon!
    Finally add some ice to your glass, pour your Horchata into the glass, top with whip cream and cinnamon!
Recipe Notes
  • The Horchata will only last about a week at most. My family drank all the Horchata in 3 days though. 🙂
  • Please note that having a high powered blender will aid in not needing to strain the Horchata.
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The kitchen is the heart of my home. It’s where my recipes meet ingredients to create a special type of authentic dishes that are filled with the flavors of love and laughter. I'm Shakita Huerta, and I welcome you to my website. I hope that as you read my blog, you are inspired to experiment with healthy, sweet and savory meals to create memories in your own kitchen.

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