Homemade Amazake

Homemade amazake is a delicious and sweet drink made from koji kin

Amazake is sweet fermented rice that has been cultured with koji. It is typically turned into a delicious and warming drink flavoured with fresh ginger. It is also a great vegan milk substitute for drinks and baking.




  1. Rinse the dried rice thoroughly before cooking to wash away the starch.
  2. Bring the dried rice to a boil in a large pot of water.
  3. Cook until soft, then drain off the excess water.
  4. Cool rice to around 130 F (60 C).
  5. Mix in koji rice.
  6. Pack the rice into a glass jar for fermentation.
  7. Cover with water (about 1/2 cup, as needed), then secure the lid to keep the moisture in while fermenting. It doesn’t release CO2 like other ferments so you don’t need to worry about building up pressure.
  8. Incubate at 130 F (60 C) for up to 16 hours. See notes for advice.
  9. Puree into a smooth paste and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Keywords: vegan, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, milk, probiotic, breakfast, baking, fall, winter