Agua de Horchata Recipe (Rice Water)
Agua de Horchata is the perfect receta ("recipe" in Spanish) to enjoy on a hot summer’s day! A classic beverage among numerous Latin American countries, agua de horchata is a summertime drink to enjoy with tacos, burritos, or both. Creamy, silky, luscious, sweet, this flavor can’t be beat!
Servings 24 servings
- 1 cup long-grain white rice or rolled oats
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- 5 cups water divided
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a large bowl, combine rice, cinnamon sticks, and 3 cups water. Soak for 2 hours.
Remove cinnamon sticks and transfer to a blender. Process until smooth.
Pour through a fine-mesh strainer. Add sweetened condensed milk, sugar, vanilla, and water (1 cup at a time) to taste.
Serve over ice or chill until serving time.