Ingredients for servings
6 cups water, divided
1 cup uncooked white rice
0.5 cup(s) chopped almonds
1 cinnamon stick(s), broken in half or into pieces
0.5 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Place rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse under running water.
In a large pitcher or bowl, add 3 cups of the water, rice, chopped almonds and the cinnamon stick. Mix together, cover and let it soak in the fridge for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.
After soaking, add the mixture to blender and puree for about 3 minutes, until completely smooth.
Set a fine mesh strainer over a large pitcher. Pour the mixture through the strainer and remove as much of the liquid out as possible. Use a spoon or spatula to help move the liquid through. - Do this about 2 times, until the strained liquid is smooth and creamy.
Add in the remaining 3 cups of water, sugar and vanilla extract. Mix together, taste and add more sugar if desired. Serve over ice and enjoy!