Agua de Horchata for the Holidays

Agua de Horchata for the Holidays

Horchata is not only one of the most traditional and delicious aguas in México but has also become a favorite flavor in the US. With the holiday season coming up, Vamos Foods is sharing with you a very easy recipe so you can wow your family.

Agua de Horchata

What you’ll need:

0.44 gallons of water (2 litros de agua)
4 cinnamon sticks (4 rajas de canela)
½ a cup of sugar (1/2 taza de azúcar)
1 cup of White Rice (1 taza de arroz blanco)
1 can of gluten free evaporated milk (1 lata de leche evaporada gluten-free)
 

The Prep:

  1. You’ll want to start off by rinsing the rice with cold water
  2. Boil 32oz of water in a pot with the rice, and turn off the heat
  3. Let it rest until the water turns cold for 5 minutes
  4. In another pot, boil 2 cups of water with the 4 cinnamon sticks for 2 minutes
  5. Let it rest until the water turns cold
  6. Blend the rice with the water, the cinnamon water and only 1 cinnamon stick
  7. Use a thin strainer to pour the blended mix into another container
  8. Add the can of gluten free evaporated milk to the previous mix
  9. Add ½ a cup of sugar into the mix
  10. Final step is to pour ice and cinnamon powder into the agua
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