I was recently in Tampa, FL and went to the famous Taco Bus for dinner where I had my first horchata. I know I am way behind, but what a fun drink. Although served cold, with the addition of cinnamon it kind of makes it a fall drink too. Its easy to make and makes a refreshing change. That’s the beauty of trying new foods while traveling, you get to come home and add a new recipe to your repertoire.
1 cup long grain rice
5 cups water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 teaspoons of sugar or to taste, I personally don't like sweet drinks
1 cup of whole milk, condensed milk can also be used
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. place rice and water in a blender and blend for about a minute until it breaks up, let it soak overnight.
2. strain the rice water into a pitcher and discard the rice.
3. add the vanilla, cinnamon and sugar.
4. keep in fridge and serve over ice.
Rebecca Subbiah RD (US and UK) is a Brit living in America, food and travel are her passions. She is a Registered Dietitian, blogger and social media coach. She is also happily married and has a beautiful little daughter and newborn son.
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