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Easy Naturally Sweetened Horchata - vegan and sugar-free
Easy Naturally Sweetened Horchata (Vegan)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Author: Julia
  • 1/3 cup uncooked long grain white rice or 1 cup cooked
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 14- ounce can lite coconut milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or to taste
  1. Add the uncooked rice, water, coconut milk, cinnamon sticks, and cinnamon to a medium-sized pot and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and allow the mixture to cook for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  2. Discard the cinnamon sticks and add the rice mixture to a blender along with the remaining ingredients. Blend on high for 1 to 3 minutes until horchata is very smooth.
  3. Strain horchata through a sieve (fine mesh strainer). Chill in the refrigerator until ready to drink!