Creamy, homemade rice milk made with just 2 ingredients! Let me show you how.
How to Make Rice Milk
- 3/4 cup uncooked long grain white rice*
- 4 cups water (use less water for thicker, creamier milk!)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 whole date, pitted (optional // for sweetness // or 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 2 Tbsp cocoa or cacao powder for "chocolate milk" (optional)
- 1/4 cup fresh berries for "berry milk" (optional)
Soak rice in 2 cups (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) very hot (not boiling water) for 2 hours. The rice should be soft but still very raw - you should be able to snap a piece in half with your fingernail without much effort. Drain and add to a high-speed blender.
Add water, salt, and any additional add-ins (optional). Top with lid and cover with a towel to ensure it doesn't splash. Blend for about 1 minute until the date specks are very small and the mixture seems well combined. It doesn't have to be 100% pulverized.
Scoop out a small sample with a spoon to test sweetness. If it's not sweet enough, add more dates.
Pour the mixture over a large mixing bowl or pitcher covered with a thin towel or clean T-shirt. In my experience, it benefits from a double strain through a very fine towel. A nut milk bag lets too much residue through.
*You can use brown rice, but I prefer the taste of white rice milk.
*Nutritional information is a rough estimate calculated with no additional add-ins and the leftover rice pulp nutrition subtracted from the total.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 8 half-cup servings)
- Calories: 34
- Fat: 0.1g
- Sodium: 4mg
- Carbohydrates: 7.5g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.7g
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