Sunday, August 31, 2014

Homemade Rice Milk

As I mentioned in my last post our daughter B has severe allergies and eczema. Since she is allergic to pretty much everything, I have to get creative.

She really likes to have cold cereal (what kid doesn't right) but her allergies leave us with very limited solutions for milk.

In the past we've used soy milk, since she's allergic to nuts and animal dairy. But then we found out she is also allergic to soy.

We needed a simple solution so we switched to rice milk. But honestly there is just so much junk in it. And with all the other things we have cut out we have to do a lot of cooking from scratch which means our budget has to get stretched.

The normal $4 for a carton of rice milk was kind of pushing it. I can get a bag of rice, or 2-3 lbs of chicken for that price. So I decided to try my hand at making my own. The results were amazing and now I can spend my money on things that will feed us all for longer.

I just whip up a batch of rice milk before going to bed and we're set for the morning, I want to start making bigger batches, but I need to get some bigger mason jars first. Anyone looking for a home for their old mason jars??

In case there are some others out there like me, here is what you need:

1 cup cooked rice
4 cups water

Then blend it until it's smooth, or as smooth as it will get. After it's blended strain it through a mesh strainer.

That's it! So simple and it actually tastes good. If you wanted to sweeten it you could add a few teaspoons of sweetener and a dash of vanilla. But we use it plain.

Do you use any animal milk alternatives?

I'm linking up at: The Homestead Barn Hop


  1. I didn't realize it was so easy to make your own rice milk! I have multiple allergies to foods and would love to try this too. Does it matter what kind of rice you use? We normally eat brown rice.

    1. Yes you can use brown rice, I just didn't have any. But usually the ones you buy in the store are made with brown rice. :o)

  2. I just stumbled across your blog and am so glad I found this! We spend a ton of money on almond milk because my husband likes it. He's never tried rice milk (I have and I love it!), so I'll try making this and see if I can save money using it as a substitute!