FOOD

Agua de Avena

If you like Horchata but are looking for something a bit heartier (thanks to the rolled oats), then this is the drink for you.

FOOD

Agua de Avena

If you like Horchata but are looking for something a bit heartier (thanks to the rolled oats), then this is the drink for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups water, divided

Steps

  1. Add 2 cups of water, 2 sticks of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt to a sauce pan over medium low heat in pot
  2. Cover, and allow to simmer while you prep the oats (This gets the water going, and infuses it with a cinnamon flavor.)
  3. In a separate kettle, boil 4 cups of water, and pour over 1 cup of oats and allow to sit for 10 minutes
  4. After steeping for 10 minutes, add oats and water mixture to blender.
  5. Blend for ~ 20 seconds, covering with a towel instead of the lid because the oats will still be warm, and the lid will pop off.
  6. Add blended oats to saucepan, along with 1 cup of milk and 4 tablespoons brown sugar.
  7. Cook on med-low heat (not boiling) for 20 min, partially covered and stirring frequently, until the mixture gets creamy and thickens a bit.
  8. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract, taste for sweetness, adding another tablespoon of brown sugar if you like.
  9. Ladle into a large mug and serve warm (can also be served cold).