Vegan Horchata – Date Sweetened
3/4 cup long grain white rice
2 cups hot water (for soaking)
4 cups cold water
5-7 Medjool dates
1 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Vanilla
1 cup unsweetened plant milk
Soak the rice and 2 cups hot water in a bowl for 2 hours. Then drain the rice using a fine sieve.
Using a high-powered blender, add: rice, 4 cups cold water, pitted dates, cinnamon and ground vanilla. Blend until rice is well combined with water.
Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. Add 1 cup of unsweetened plant milk, cover and chill.
Pour over glass of ice, dust the top with cinnamon and serve. Enjoy!
Note: There will be sediment in the bottom of the container.