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Crowds flock to Southwest Detroit to enjoy Cinco de Mayo Week

Posted: 4:45 AM, May 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-05 09:04:50-04
Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade on Sunday

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The West Vernor & Springwells Business Improvement District (BID) is once again kicking off the summer with “Cinco de Mayo Week” in Southwest Detroit.

The last day to enjoy the annual celebration is Sunday, May 5.

The festivities include discounts and promotions at area businesses, special family-friendly events, a diverse lineup of authentic Mexican restaurants and taquerias, gift certificate giveaways and much more.
The “Cinco de Mayo Week” in Southwest Detroit campaign celebrates one of the city’s most culturally diverse communities. To learn more, visit http://www.swdetroitbid.com/


· 1.5 cups rice

· 1 can (14oz.) sweetened condensed milk (reduce by half for a mildly sweet drink)

· 1 cup whole milk

· 5 cups hot water

· 2 cinnamon sticks

· 1 tsp.ground cinnamon (add to taste)


In a mixing bowl, add the rice, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon sticks.

Pour hot water into mixture and stir until the sweetened condensed milk dissolves. Allow mixture to come to room temperature. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap then refrigerate the mixture for a minimum of 2 hours. We recommend refrigerating overnight for a more concentrated flavor.

Uncover the mixture. Remove the cinnamon sticks and discard.

Strain the mixture to separate the rice. Reserve the liquid.

Add the rice and 1.5 cups of the strained liquid to your blender. Blend for 3 minutes until the rice is liquefied.