Horchata Ice Cream
posted by RiceSelect on 6/06/2016
Horchata Ice Cream is so refreshing and delicious! Inspired by the Mexican agua fresca, this real food ice cream is rice milk infused with hints of sweet cinnamon.
Have you ever had Mexican “fresh waters” a.k.a. aguas frescas before? Aguas frescas are the perfect thirst-quenching drink on a hot summer day. They’re usually full of bold flavors and poured over a glass full of ice. Sweet, icy deliciousness!
Horchata is one of the classic, popular aguas frescas flavors. It’s usually made with white rice, milk, cinnamon and sugar.
My husband grew up drinking Horchata and often talks about it. I have recreated many of his favorite aguas frescas flavors, but I still have not made him Horchata. Since the weather is already so hot in Northern California, I thought why not combine the flavors of Horchata WITH ice cream and surprise him after work.
Let’s just say, when I said, “taste this,” his eyes were full of excitement and the smile on his face said it all. He told me the flavor was spot on.
I used Texmati® White Rice from RiceSelect to make the infused rice milk ice cream base. Texmati® White Rice combines the qualities of basmati with that of traditional American long-grain rice. This non-GMO verified aromatic rice has a lovely nutty flavor and makes the perfect base for homemade Horchata.
Combine the flavorful homemade rice milk with cream, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon and a tiny bit of sea salt and you have an amazing base to make Horchata Ice Cream.