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Orchata de Almendra (Alomond Orchata)
Refreshing Guadalajara Drink
1/2 cup almonds
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups water
1 Tbls. cinnamon
3-4 Tbls. sugar, or to taste
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


Combine water and milk in a saucepan and heat on medium flame.

While water is heating combine cup of almonds and 4 tablespoons of milk in a food processor. Grind the almonds and milk mixture until a chuncky paste is formed. Spoon out mixture into the saucepan of water and milk.
Mix thouroughly.

Then allow the mixture to come to a light boil. Allow it to boil for 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat to small flame.

Add 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla into the heated mixture.

Take the saucepan and allow it to chill.

When ready to serve run the mixture through a coffee filter and to separate the mash from the rest of the mixture. Discard the mash and serve the liquid into a highball glass or over ice and garnish with nutmeg and sliced almonds and enjoy!

Preparation Time: 20-30 minures Serves: 4 persons
Recipe Origin: Mexico
Submitted by:
Jose Juan Romo
United States
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