Two New Fall Recipes – Horchata & White Hot Chocolate

horchataRecipe 1 – Vanilla Horchata

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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whitehotchocolateRecipe 2 – White Hot Chocolate

2 cups milk
3/4 cup white chocolate chips or finely chopped white baking chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Whipped topping

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.

Variations:

– 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

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About the Author:

Julie Beyer MA, RDN is an internationally recognized expert on diet and interstitial cystitis. She is a dual graduate from Michigan State University with a Master’s degree in Health Communications and serves on the faculty of the University of Phoenix. Drawing on her personal experience with interstitial cystitis and her professional expertise as a registered dietitian, Julie is the author of three books about IC: Confident Choices: Customizing the IC Diet, Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB and Interstitial Cystitis: A Guide for Nutrition Educators. Learn more about Julie on her website: ic-diet.com