1-1/2 cups medium- or long-grain white rice, cooked soft
3-1/2 cups water (or more, to taste)
1 c. sugar (or more to taste)
1 can evaporated milk
2 T. pure vanilla extract
Ground nutmeg or cinnamon to sprinkle over top of drink (optional)
Combine rice, water, and sugar in a pitcher or bowl. Put small batches in a blender, and blend on high speed for several minutes, until the mixture is very smooth.
Strain rice mixture back into a pitcher using a fine sieve. Add milk and vanilla to rice mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve warm or iced. Dust with nutmeg or cinnamon if desired.
From: Confident Choices: a Cookbook for Interstitial Cystitis and Overactive Bladder by Julie Beyer, MA, Rd.
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Recipe 2 – White Hot Chocolate
2 cups milk
3/4 cup white chocolate chips or finely chopped white baking chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Heat 1/2 cup milk and chips over low to medium heat, whisking until chocolate melts. (You can also heat in 30 second increments in the microwave.) Stir in remaining milk and heat to warm. Garnish with whipped cream. Serves 2.
– Hot White Chocolate Peppermint Milk: Melt crushed peppermint candy into the white chocolate chip mixture.
– Hot Butterscotch Milk: Substitute butterscotch chips for white chocolate chips.
– Hot Carob Milk: Substitute carob chips for white chocolate chips.
From: Confident Choices: a Cookbook for Interstitial Cystitis and Overactive Bladder by Julie Beyer, MA, RD