Over the last few months, we’ve been taking a look at how different cultures use our products. One such discovery was a sweet, cinnamon oatmeal drink much like Horchata. This drink is made as a special treat and sounds like just the thing for a hot summer night. Traditionally, Horchata would be made with ground almonds, ground tigernuts, or rice milk, but, as we discovered, it’s just as often made with oats in Mexican-American households.
Sweet Cinnamon Flavored Oatmeal Drink (“Horchata”)
Recipe courtesy Marcela Valladolid
Prep Time: 3 min
Inactive Prep Time: 30 min
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick, broken into tiny pieces
- 4 cups water
- Sugar or agave nectar, as needed
In a large pitcher, soak the oats, cinnamon and water for a minimum of 30 minutes. Blend the mixture (including the cinnamon) in a blender. Strain and sweeten with sugar or agave, to taste. Serve well-chilled or over ice.