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Mexican Rice Drinks

Strawberries, cantaloupe, and papaya flavor these festive, easy-to-slurp rice drinks, which take after horchata, a beverage sold on the streets of Mexico.

  • Yield: Makes 2

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Fall


  • 1 cup white long-grain rice, (uncooked)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cantaloupe, papaya, or strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk, (optional)
  • Honey (optional)
  • Ice, for serving


  1. Process rice in the jar of a blender until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add the water, and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator 3 hours or overnight.

  2. Transfer rice and soaking liquid to the jar of a blender; add desired fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and evaporated milk, if using. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1 minute; sweeten with honey, if desired. Strain through a sieve into a medium bowl; discard solids. Serve over ice.

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