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You say tomato, I say tomahto…you say Horchata, I say Nut-chata! I was aiming to replicate the famous Mexican drink horchata but I missed. None the less, this drink turned out yummy! Somebody invented horchata right? So, what’s wrong with inventing Nut-chata?! hehe Horchata is a traditional Mexican beverage made with rice. It is flavored with lime and cinnamon and sweetened with sugar. Originally horchata was made with the chufa nut and sometimes melon or squash seeds. The rice, nuts or seeds are ground and mixed with water to make a milky looking drink. OK, so I didn’t use sugar or rice or lime… but I did use nuts, cinnamon and natural sweeteners! I must get points for getting 1/2 of it right, don’t I?!
When my husband got home this evening, I hit him up right away to give it a taste test. He poured some into a measuring cup that was sitting on the counter. He drank it down. Yum! Licked his lips and poured himself a second measuring cup full. That my friend is always a good sign. I invite you try this recipe and then let me know what you think.