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!