A refreshing, creamy beverage made from rice. Nothing vanquishes your thirst so deliciously!
Grind the white rice into a powder using a spice grinder or blender. Set aside.
Add water, piloncillo, and cinnamon in a pot. Warm on the stove over medium heat until piloncillo melts. Stir often to help break up piloncillo.
Once piloncillo is melted, mix sugar/cinnamon solution and ground rice in a big jar.
Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
Stir the mixture (rice powder will have settled to the bottom) and transfer to a blender. Blend until cinnamon sticks are broken up. You may have to blend in batches.
Strain blended mixture through sieve or cheesecloth into a bowl or jug.
Mix in 2 cups of milk and stir.
Enjoy it cold! Horchata is delicious on its own, it is also good as a cocktail with rum mixed in.
Keep refrigerated overnight before serving.
Note: if you find the mixture isn’t sweet enough, melt a little more piloncillo in about 1/2 cup water and add to the horchata.