Thursday, November 4, 2010

Homemade Rice Milk Recipe

We tried out/created five different rice milk/almond milk recipes and I tested them on my kids.

After trying samples of each one, the majority voted on their favorite!  The winner is...

Here's the winning recipe for homemade Rice Milk:

4 c water
1 c brown rice, cooked
1/4 c canola oil
1/4 c honey
1 tsp. vanilla

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 3 minutes.  (My husband got me a VitaMix for my anniversary, so this is what I used.)  Strain through cheesecloth, if desired.  Refrigerate and use for drinking, on top of cereal, and in baking.

All in all, this is a great recipe.  We will continue to adapt and try out new things, but were pleased with the result.  Please note that the mixture tends to separate by morning, so we have to give it a quick stir before adding it to our cereal.  This will save us a TON of money in the long run and is a great substitute for rice milk and soy milk.  We have yet to find a good almond milk recipe as it is too thick, but will keep trying:)


Juventa said...

As a follow-up to the rice milk recipe, we have also used 1/4 c brown sugar in place of the honey, and it is delicious. The kids are quite happy with the homemade rice milk and we are able to save a ton of money on our groceries!

Jennifer said...

Ah, but raw unrefined honey is so much healthier. Have you tried maple syrup or agave? We are trying to make our own hemp milk, but it's still pretty expensive.

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