This is a wonderful drink with Mexican flair. Many of you will immediately recognize the name and others, like me will have
never been so bold to try new and different drinks. Your Bosch Universal Blender and your Nutri Mill Grain Grinder help make this wonderful sweet and refreshing drink. It is so good you might want to drink it anytime but it will enhance a Mexican theme dinner. I have posted a wonderful Mexican casserole recently on Paula's Bread social media that goes great with Horchata drink! Enjoy!
HorchataServes 6-7; from my daughter in law's neighbor!
6 tablespoons rice (grind into rice flour)
6 ounces blanched almonds
1 inch cinnamon stick
3 2" strips of lime zest (rind only, not the white pithy part) 3/4" long
1 cup raw sugar (this amount will vary to your taste)
Grind the rice in the Nutri Mill Grain Grinder. Combine the rice flour with the almonds, cinnamon and lime zest. We used a Bosch blender to pulverize the almonds, cinnamon stick and lime zest. Let the mixture stand overnight ( at least 6 hours.)
Place the mixture in Bosch blender and blend for 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and no longer has a gritty texture. Add 2 cups of water and blend again for just a few seconds. Place a large sieve over the mixing bowl. Line the sieve with 3 layers of damp cheesecloth. Pour in the rice mixture. Do a little at a time and keep stirring to help the mixture go through the sieve. Once all the liquid has passed through to the bowl, gather the cloth together at the top, give it a twist and squeeze out any additional liquid.
Now, add 2 more cups of water and stir in as much sugar as you like, to taste. If the mixture is too thick, add some additional water.
Cover and refrigerate. The drink should keep several days, refrigerated. Serve in tall glass over ice.