Hey there. It’s spring here in Seattle and I’m enjoying the warm weather and looking forward to lounging in the grass, picnics at the park, summer camping trips, and cooling summer drinks like this Cinnamon Rose Horchata. I’m one of those people who overheats pretty easily, which can lead to headaches, hives and indigestion, so staying cool in the summer is super important for me. When the weather warms, it’s all about routine and paying attention to what I eat. I try to exercise in the early morning or evening to avoid going out during the heat of the day. I often have a cold bandana on hand to tie around my neck and will sometimes even soak my shirt in cool water to lower my body temp. I try to stay well hydrated by drinking lots of room temperature fluids and avoid anything acidic or spicy. I will often add some aloe into my diet as well during the warmer months. Do any of you have a love hate relationship with summer like I do? Well, if you do, this horchata is for you. It’s a simple combination of almonds, rice, cinnamon, honey and rosewater. It’s creamy without being heavy and sweet but not too sweet. And the almonds, rice and rosewater are all super cooling. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Rose Horchata
1 cup almonds
3/4 cup long grain white rice
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon rose water concentrate
Combine the almonds, rice and cinnamon stick in a large jar. Add 3 cups of hot water. Allow to cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate overnight. Pour the soaked almonds, rice and cinnamon stick into a colander or sieve and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a blender. Add 3 cups cold water and blend on medium high until smooth, 30 seconds to a minute. Line a colander or sieve with cheesecloth and set over a large bowl. Pour the blended almond and rice mixture into the cheesecloth (you may need to do this in two batches) gather up the corners of the cloth and gently but firmly squeeze to extract all the liquid. Discard the almond and rice pulp. Transfer the milk to a blender, add the ground cinnamon, honey and rose water and blend for a few seconds, until well mixed and a little frothy. Serve over ice with a sprinkle of cinnamon and some rose petals.
20 thoughts on “Cinnamon Rose Horchata”
Wonderful cinnamon rose horchata. Very creative. Something to do next weekend. Thanks
This sounds so different and delicious! I hope to try it 🙂
Where can I get a rose water concentrate?
I use this one
I can’t find rose water concentrate online or at a store. Is it the same thing as the extract?
Hmmm I’m not sure. Probably…
Here is what I use: http://amzn.to/2tozVla
I saw your instagram post on this one and needed to check it out – I’m so glad I did, this sounds right up my alley! Here in Spain horchata is made of ground tigernuts (we call them ‘chufas’), so it’s nice to see a different version.
I’m so glad you did too! Welcome! What do tigernuts taste like? I keep hearing about them but have never tried them
Beautiful recipe and sounds so fravoured!
This looks so good- I may need to look around a bit for the rose water concentrate, but will definitely try.
This sounds so delicious! I saw your instagram post on this one and needed to check it out – I’m so glad I did, this sounds right up my alley! I’ve been seeing horchata recipes for awhile, but never with rosewater (one of my favourite things). Quick question – do you blend the cinnamon stick with the almonds and rice, or remove it after soaking?
It’s so good with the tidewater! Yes, you can blend the cinnamon stick with everything else. It’s soft enough after soaking and gives more cinnamon flavor
This sounds divine! Summer is on the way out here in Australia, and it has been a scorcher. I seem to overheat easily too, so I am looking forward to trying this drink next time summer rolls around. What is the red substance sprinkled on top of your drinks, with the cinnamon and rose petals? Freeze-dried raspberry perhaps? It looks beautiful.
Awesome! I can’t wait for you to try it. Yes, freeze dried raspberry. I just wanted a little pop of color.
Love the photos, great post !
Wish I could have a tall glass of your horchata right now! Here in Spain horchata is made of ground tigernuts (we call them ‘chufas’), so it’s nice to see a different version. Great recipe to enjoy now that spring is finally here. 🙂
Oooh tigernuts! I just learned about them. What are they like?