Our family has decided to completely phase dairy (cow’s) milk out of our diets, so I decided to find oodles of different alternative milk recipes, make them all up, and let everyone in the family give them a try. We then rated them on a scale of 1 to 5, and the top 2-3 will be our household staples. I did not make almond milk this go round, because I’ve made that in that in the past and knew that we all liked it. I wanted to branch out and try some other options this time. In case you missed that Almond Milk recipe and would like to make it, here’s the link for you.
From left to right: Cashew Milk, Coconut Milk, Oat Milk, Rice Milk
1 cup rice (brown or white)
3 cups water (for boiling)
4 cups cold water (for blending)
1/4 cup raw sugar
Place rice and 3 cups water in pan. Boil rice, then drain. Place cooked rice and 4 cups cold water in your Vita Mix blender, along with raw sugar. Strain through sieve or cheesecloth, chill, and enjoy.
Note: This is a thicker milk alternative, so you may want to add additional water to thin this out some. Our family liked this a lot better after thinning. You could add some cinnamon to this too, to make it resemble horchata. So yummy!