Coconut-Rice Cooler: Horchata de Coco Recipe

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Coconut-Rice Cooler: Horchata de Coco
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  • 2 2/3 cups (19 oz) uncooked rice , pulverized in a spice grinder
  • 1 oz crumbled true cinnamon bark, plus 4-inch pieces for garnish (optional)
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 can (13 1/2 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 cup (8 oz) sugar
  • 1 cup (8 oz) cold water
  • 1 lime , zest cut into long, wide strips
  • light rum (optional)
  • 6 to 8 fresh mint sprigs


  1. One day in advance, combine the rice, crumbled cinnamon, and hot water in a bowl. Cool, cover, and set aside. Refrigerate if the weather is hot.
  2. The next day, stir the nuts and coconut milk into the soaked rice. Working in batches, add the rice mixture to a blender and process until quite smooth. Each batch should take about 5 minutes. Strain through a medium-mesh sieve and pour into a pitcher.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the sugar, cold water, and lime zest. Cook stirring, until the sugar is just dissolved. Let cool. Then remove the lime zest. Pour the cooled syrup into the pitcher and mix well. If the drink is too thick for your taste, add more water. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  4. Stir well and pour over ice cubes in tall glasses. If desired, add a splash of rum to each glass before adding the horchata. Garnish with a mint sprig and a piece of cinnamon bark.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 13300.59 Kcal (55687 kJ)
Calories from fat 10442.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1160.31g 1785%
Sodium 439.69mg 18%
Potassium 14541.81mg 309%
Total Carbs 510.47g 170%
Sugars 138.72g 555%
Dietary Fiber 220.83g 883%
Protein 463.29g 927%
Vitamin C 20.3mg 34%
Iron 69.5mg 386%
Calcium 5264.4mg 526%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 396.94 Kcal (1662 kJ)
Calories from fat 311.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.63g 1785%
Sodium 13.12mg 18%
Potassium 433.99mg 309%
Total Carbs 15.23g 170%
Sugars 4.14g 555%
Dietary Fiber 6.59g 883%
Protein 13.83g 927%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 34%
Iron 2.1mg 386%
Calcium 157.1mg 526%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 361.9
  • 378

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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