Rice milk... you love it, right? You wanna make it?
You want to know how!?
Rice Flour Method
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup rice flour
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 1/2 to 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbs vanilla
- 1 drop almond extract (you may omit this... I happen to like the way it makes everything taste like cookies)
- 3/4 cup honey, agave or brown rice sugar
You need a blender for this part... better if you have a Vitamix. I don't. My blender worked just fine, I just think that the milk would be creamier in the high powered mixer. Anyhoo. Make the milk in a 1 to 3 ratio...
One part rice paste to three parts water
Blend it for a good 5 minutes.. just please don't burn up your blender! I would feel really bad if you did.
Now! You can keep the rest of the rice paste mixture in the fridge and use it up as you like... or you can do like me. Go nuts and make everything up all at once. Like a mad scientist. It cost you practically nothing to make... right? Have fun!
So, as if this was not just soooooo much fun, I wanted to try using cooked rice. There is also the overnight soak method, but I didn't want to wait. I actually had rice leftover from dinner last night. Okay... method #2:
Leftover Rice Method
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup honey
three parts yummy rice sludge to one part water
This mixture will last up to two weeks as well. Make it up as needed or just go ahead and do it all at once! This is a way smaller batch so it can easily be used right away.
On to the fun flavors!! We had soooooo much, and Rowan is a freak for Horchata so I made her a batch:
- 6 cups rice milk
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 cups rice milk
- 6 frozen strawberries
- 1 tbs sugar
So... obviously, if you want it plain... omit the flavorings and sweeteners. Easy peasy. My favorite one out of the bunch was actually the Leftover Rice Milk. It had the best flavor and consistency. The sea salt is key, too. It really, really helps the flavor! Rice is pretty bland stuff... and sea salt helped immensely! And, the coconut oil helped it to emulsify, the stuff just separated without it. I still give it a good shake when I take it out of the fridge.
Let me know if you make some of this and how you liked it!!