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Horchata: Traditional Latin Beverage

Horchata: Traditional Latin BeverageThe creaminess of evaporated milk, together with the combination of rice and cinnamon, give this traditional beverage a unique flavor and texture. It makes a refreshing and nutritious snack for you and your kids.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup white rice, rinsed, drained
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
4 cups hot water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
Ice cubes
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Lime rind strips (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine rice, cinnamon stick and water in large bowl; cool. Cover; refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Remove cinnamon stick. Spoon rice into blender container (reserve soaking water). Cover; blend on High for 3 to 4 minutes until mixture is as smooth as possible. Add the reserved soaking water and sugar; blend for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve into a pitcher, pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discard paste. Stir evaporated milk into the mixture.
  4. To Serve: Pour into tall glasses with ice cubes; sweeten with additional sugar, if desired. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with lime rind.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 210 Calories from Fat: 35 Total Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Cholesterol: 20 mg Sodium: 60 mg Carbohydrates: 40 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 31 g Protein: 5 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.