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Pineapple Horchata Recipe

Pineapple Horchata

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 4 hours

I love making horchata for my family. Once in a while, I like to surprise them by adding fruit juice to the recipe. It's a great way to incorporate extra vitamins into this classic Mexican beverage. Here's a tropical twist to our family's favorite recipe.

by Ericka Sanchez

What you'll need

  • 1 cup long grain white rice, uncooked and rinsed
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in small pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 1 anise star, broken in small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, more for garnish
  • 3 cups fresh pineapple juice

How to make it

  1. In a blender, combine rice, cinnamon sticks and star anise with 4 cups water. Pulse to blend. Transfer to a large bowl and add another 4 cups water. Soak at room temperature for 4 hours.
  2. Return mix to blender and blend until smooth. Run throught a fine sieve into a pitcher.
  3. Add pineapple juice, stir to combine.
  4. Add sugar and chill.  Serve over ice with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.