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Traditional Light Horchata

Traditional Light HorchataThis lighter version of horchata is just as good as the tradional, only with fewer calories. It's a sweet, creamy combination of sweetened milk, rice and cinnamon that makes a refreshing and nutritious snack for you and your kids.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups hot water
1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
1 (14-ounce) can NESTLÉ LA LECHERA 50% Less Sugar Sweetened Condensed Dairy Product
1 cup fat free milk
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine water, rice, La Lechera, milk and cinnamon sticks in large bowl; cover and cool at room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Remove cinnamon sticks. Spoon rice into blender (reserve soaking liquid); cover. Blend on high for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture is as smooth as possible. Add the reserved soaking water; blend for an additional 2 minutes. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or extra fine sieve into a pitcher, pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discard paste. Repeat process if necessary to eliminate all rice solids from liquid.
  3. Pour into tall glasses with ice cubes. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 300 Calories from Fat: 20 Total Fat: 2.5 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 10 mg Sodium: 135 mg Carbohydrates: 62 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 27 g Protein: 7 g.

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