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Traditional Light Horchata recipe

Traditional LightHorchata recipe

This lighter version of horchata is justas good as the tradional, only with fewer calories: A sweet,creamy combination of sweetened milk, rice and cinnamon..a refreshingand nutritious snack for you and your kids.

Recipe: Traditional LightHorchata

4 cups hot water
1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
1 (14-ounce) can NESTL LA LECHERA 50% Less Sugar SweetenedCondensed Dairy Product
1 cup fat free milk
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Combine water, rice, La Lechera, milkand cinnamon sticks in large bowl; cover and cool at room temperature.Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Remove cinnamon sticks. Spoon rice intoblender (reserve soaking liquid); cover. Blend on high for 3to 4 minutes or until mixture is as smooth as possible. Add thereserved soaking water; blend for an additional 2 minutes. Strainmixture through a cheesecloth or extra fine sieve into a pitcher,pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discardpaste. Repeat process if necessary to eliminate all rice solidsfrom liquid.
  • Pour into tall glasses with ice cubes.Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

    Makes 6 servings.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6of recipe): Calories: 300 Calories from Fat: 20 Total Fat: 2.5g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 10 mg Sodium: 135 mg Carbohydrates:62 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 27 g Protein: 7 g

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and Meals.com, used with permission.


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