1 cup white rice, uncooked and rinsed (Use Cauliflower Rice For Keto)
4 cups water
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, plus a bit more for garnish
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite dairy-free milk)
1/3 cup Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup
1 1/4 tsp Lakanto Vanilla Liquid Monkfruit Extract
HOW TO MAKE SUGAR-FREE HORCHATA
Wash and drain rice.
Combine rice with cinnamon sticks in water and soak overnight in the refrigerator.
After the rice has soaked for at least 8-10 hours (preferably overnight), discard the cinnamon sticks and pour the rice and water into a blender.
Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon and blend on low for 3-5 minutes, or until well blended.
Pour blended rice mixture through a fine mesh sieve twice.
Using cheesecloth, filter the mixture one last time. This will remove the remaining, fine grit bits of rice left.
Pour strained mixture into a pitcher, adding the unsweetened nut milk.
Stir well, taste to see if more syrup is needed for your liking.
To serve your homemade horchata, pour it over ice in rocks glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of fresh cinnamon. Horchata is rich, but as a chilled drink is just filling and frothy enough to help you stay satisfied.