About this recipe:Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink, which the Mayans and Aztecs called this the drink of the gods. Here it is made even more heavenly with the addition of rum.
180g uncooked long grain rice
2L warm water
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (397g) tin condensed sweetened milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
60ml rum, or to taste (optional)
16 cubes ice
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Method Prep:10min › Extra time:4hr20min › Ready in:4hr30min
Mix the rice and warm water together in a bowl, and let stand for 1/2 hour. Reserving the water, drain, and place the rice in the bowl of a food processor. Add the cinnamon and process until a paste forms. Return the rice to the water and let stand at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally as the water turns milky white.
Strain the rice and liquid through a fine sieve into a bowl or pitcher. Stir in the milk, condensed milk, vanilla and rum, if using, until evenly blended. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
To serve, divide the ice cubes between four glasses, and pour the chilled horchata over the ice.