This delicious drink can be made from scratch or with a concentrated solution. Below are the instructions for the traditional horchata drink, made from scratch. Makes 4 litres.
Ingredients: rice (2 cups), cinnamon sticks (4), water (1L), sugar (1 cup), evaporated milk (1 can), vanilla (1 tablespoon)
Instructions: A couple of hours beforehand, soak the rice in boiling water, waiting until the water reaches room temperature.
In a saucepan, boil 2 cups of water with 4 cinnamon sticks. This will give you a sort of concentrated tea. Let cool.
In a blender, add the rice (with its water), the cinnamon tea (with some of the cinnamon) and the vanilla. Blend until smooth.
Drain the liquid from the blender onto a pitcher. Add more water (about 3 litres), the sugar (to taste), the milk and mix well.