This traditional Mexican beverage is made with rice. You may find it in other parts of Latin America made with different seeds or nuts added in. For a dairy-free beverage, you can use water instead of evaporated milk. And we suggest using one of our favorite blenders to get a silky smooth consistency.
2 cups dry white rice
3 cups water
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar
1 can evaporated milk
Soak the rice in the 3 cups of water with the cinnamon stick, overnight or for at least 6 hours.
After resting, place the mixture into a blender and add the evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla extract, and blend until smooth.
Strain the liquid through a fine sieve a few times to remove any grittiness.
Serve over ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick or ground cinnamon on top.
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