Rice milk is a popular alternative to cow’s milk for those who are lactose intolerant or have a dairy allergy. It’s also a great choice for vegans or anyone looking to reduce their animal product consumption. The good news is that it’s easy to make at home using just a few simple ingredients.
In this post, I’ll show you how to make your own rice milk using rice, cucumber, ginger, clove, and sugar.
The milk made of raw rice is not as thick and the fine rice powder tends to precipitate easily so you need to shake the bottle every time before drinking it.
Make sure the rice you are using is dirt free.
- 5 cups of rice
- 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1 whole piece of ginger, peeled
- 1 tsp of cloves
- 3 cups of water
- 1 cup of sugar
Wash the rice and allow to soak for 4 hours.
While the rice soaks, wash and peel the cucumber and ginger then cut them into small chunks.
Rinse the rice in cold water and drain after 4 hours.
In a blender, add the rice, cucumber, ginger, cloves, and 2 cups of water.
Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Using a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth, strain the mixture into a clean container.
Press the solids to extract as much liquid as possible.
Add sugar to the rice milk and stir until dissolved.
Store the rice milk in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Use a high-speed blender to make the rice milk smoother and creamier.
- You can adjust the sweetness of the rice milk by adding more or less sugar.
- You can also add vanilla extract or cinnamon for extra flavor.
- To make it creamier, it best to use less water when seiving.
Frequently Asked Questions.
How long will this rice milk keep?
This milk recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, so it’s absolutely fresh and natural. That is why it should be in an airtight container in the fridge and it will last for 3-5 days.
What type of rice can be used?
You can use any type of rice to make your rice milk.