So excited to share this dirty horchata recipe with you! Because let’s face it, anything with coffee in it makes me happy! Creamy horchata flavored with vanilla and cinnamon topped with a shot of espresso. This is truly such a unique drink!
What is a dirty horchata?
- The classic horchata is a sweet cinnamon drink made with made from soaking rice and a cinnamon stick in water overnight then adding sugar and milk, but this recipe has espresso in it, which is why its called dirty horchata.
How long will Horchata last?
- Horchata is best within 2 days of making. Store in refrigerator
Tips for the best horchata
- Give the rice and cinnamon stick enough time to soak in the water.
- To give you a better flavor use whole cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon won’t give you the same flavor
- Horchata is best served over ice
- 5 cups water
- 1 1/2 cup long grain rice, uncooked
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup freshly brewed espresso
- frothed milk or whipped cream, for topping
- cinnamon for sprinkling
- Pour the rice, cinnamon stick and 2 cups of water into a blender, blend until rice is finely ground, about 2 minutes. Add the rice mixture and the rest of the water and soak at room temperature for at least 4 hours, overnight is best.
- Strain the rice water into a pitcher and discard the rice. Stir the milk, sugar, and vanilla into the rice water.
- Divide the horchata among ice-filled glasses and pour about a 1/4 cup espresso over the horchata and top with frothed milk or whipped cream and cinnamon.
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