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Challenge #7
Fiesta Time!

For this challenge, you’ll learn how to make a Mexican Horchata that you can share with everyone to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or make any day a fiesta!

Gather your friends and gather the ingredients from the list to make this dairy treat that is creamy and refreshing. Mexican Horchatas are delicious on their own, but also make a perfect pairing for spicy Mexican dishes!

NOTE: Be sure to ask your parents’ permission before preparing this treat, especially before using the blender!

Ingredients for Mexican Horchata:

1 cup uncooked white rice
2 cinnamon sticks
4 cups water
2 cups 1% milk
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla (optional)
1/3 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar (to taste)


  1. Rinse and drain rice
  2. Add rice, cinnamon sticks and 4 cups water to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Put ½ the rice & cinnamon mixture in a blender and puree until very smooth (about 4 minutes).
  4. Strain through fine strainer or cheese cloth over a large pitcher pushing on the solids with a spatula or spoon to squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 with the remaining mixture.
  6. Stir in milk, ground cinnamon, vanilla and sugar. Stir well and chill until ready to serve.
  7. Stir well before serving over ice.
  8. Garnish with ground cinnamon or broken cinnamon sticks if desired.
  9. ENJOY!

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