Pati’s Horchata

homemade horchata

Shaken, Left – Starch on bottom, right

This recipe is adapted from the lovely TV chef and cookbook author Pati Jinich.  Because my underlying reason for making horchata was to use it in a cream pie I was looking for a recipe that used milk.  It’s traditional to use only water when making the refreshing beverage.  I don’t love super sweet things so I cut back on the sugar.  I used the horchata as a base for a cream pie filling.  Yes, of course I did!