How to Make Rice Milk (With Only 4 Ingredients)!

Easy Simple Rice Milk Recipe | Milk Alternative | Easy Non Dairy Recipe

There are a plethora of allergies out there in the world and I am immune to none of them it seems like. Dairy is one of my biggest setbacks. Milk makes me break out in hives and I have a handful of friends that are lactose intolerant. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, so move over coconut milk, rice milk is taking point on this one. 


Easy Simple Rice Milk Recipe | Milk Alternative | Easy Non Dairy Recipe

The days of picking between whole milk, skim, milk or 2% are long gone. The endless options we have now could easily take up an aisle at the supermarket. However, the prices on them can be a little more than what we would typically like to pay for a dairy free product.

Making your own rice milk can be an extremely easy and cost-effective way to add in a new type of milk into your diet and keep your checkbook balanced (do people still do that?).


Easy Simple Rice Milk Recipe | Milk Alternative | Easy Non Dairy Recipe



Here is How to Make Rice Milk

This quick and easy 4 ingredient (3 main ingredients + 1 sweetener) way to make homemade rice milk is naturally creamy and sweet, making it perfect for cereal or smoothies.

Prep / Total Time | 2 Hours and 15 Minutes

  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 1/2 Cups of water (use less water for thicker, creamier milk!)
  • 1 pinch of Salt

Choose your sweetener! 
These are all optional to add flavor to your rice milk.

  • 2 Pitted Dates 
  • 1 Tbsp of Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder for "chocolate milk"
  • 1/4 fresh berries for "berry milk" (might not keep as long in the fridge)
  • A mix of some



Easy Simple Rice Milk Recipe | Milk Alternative | Easy Non Dairy Recipe



Rice Milk Cooking Instructions

1. Soak your rice in 2 cups of very hot, but not boiling water by bringing your water to a slight boil then turn the heat onto a low setting for 2 hours. This water is outside of the 3 1/2 cups you will be using later. The rice should be soft but still very raw. You should be able to snap a piece in half with your fingernail with minimal effort.

2. Drain and add rice to a high-speed blender.

3. Add in the 31/2 cups of water, salt, and any additional sweeteners or add-ins into the blender. For my sweeteners, I chose 2 dates and a splash of Vanilla extract. Top with a lid and cover with a towel (there is a lot of liquid and it can splash out). Blend for about 1 minute until the ingredients are small specs. It does not have to be 100% pulverized.

4. Taste test! Spoon out a tad, taste to test sweetness. Not sweet enough? Add more of your ingredients.

5. Pour the mixture over a large mixing bowl or pitcher covered with a thin towel, I use these Utopia Kitchen Flour Sack Dish Towels or a t-shirt to strain straggling grains or ingredients. A double strain is warranted.

6. Transfer to a sealed container (jars work great) and refrigerate. 

The rice milk will keep for 5 days in the fridge or up to a month in the freezer.


Easy Simple Rice Milk Recipe | Milk Alternative | Easy Non Dairy Recipe


I found this recipe on Minimalist Baker and altered it to what seemed to work best for me.

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Easy Simple Rice Milk Recipe | Milk Alternative | Easy Non Dairy Recipe


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