1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk or low-fat milk
1/3 cup pitted medjool or deglet noor dates
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cinnamon stick or 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Soak rice in 2 cups very hot water for 2 hours. The rice should be soft but still very raw. Drain and add to a blender.
Add 4 cups water, dates, vanilla, and the cinnamon stick to blender. Top with lid and coveer with a towel to ensure it does not splash. Blend for about 1 minute or until the mixture seems well combined.
In two batches pour the mixture over a bowl or pitcher. Using cheesecloth, or a very thin towl strain the mixture until only pulp remains in the cloth, squeezing to get every last drop out.
Stir in the almond milk and whisk. Chill and serve over Ice