I am SO proud of myself. I made horchata at home. It took approximately 3 minutes.
(Five sounds better in the title, but that includes cleanup time, guys!!!)
After having horchata a couple times recently from my favorite local tamale food truck, I decided I should really learn to make it myself. I just love horchata and could drink it all the time. Even though it’s only two dollars a cup, now that I’ve discovered that stand at the farmer’s market near Preston’s apartment, I could easily see winding back there every single week…
So I started looking up recipes and discovered a few variations repeatedly. Basically you make rice milk and add cinnamon and sugar. Sometimes you add cow’s milk (which I would totally sub with almond milk.) Sometimes you add some almonds when you make the rice milk. (Basically like making almond milk and rice milk together.)
Sooo…. why not just combine store bought rice milk with a some store bought almond milk, cinnamon, and sweetener?
(Yes, I said bingo.)
Five minute horchata has arrived, and I suspect it will have a nice happy home in my fridge for awhile now 🙂
lazy woman’s five minute horchata:
1 quart (4 cups) unsweetened vanilla rice milk
1 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 T ground cinnamon
1/2 C maple syrup
Blend everything together.
You just made five minute horchata!!! 😀
Store it in the fridge in a container. It will keep way longer than the rate at which you’ll want to drink it up 😉 It lasts as long as your store-bought rice milk and almond milk containers say. I just stashed mine in my almond milk container that I tried to re-label, but if you want to get all cute and fancy a mason jar or weck juice jar would be just adorable.
Nutrition facts: Calories: 161; Calories from Fat: 19; Total Fat: 2.1g; Sodium: 111mg; Potassium: 96mg; Total Carbohydrates: 36.3g; Dietary Fiber: 1.0g; Sugars: 27.9g; Protein: 0.3g