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Amazake : Japanese Healthy Energy Drink

How To Make Amazake (Fermented Rice Drink)

  • Author: JURI
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 360
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 500ml 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Fermentation
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Vegan


Amazake is a traditional Japanese fermented drink. It's sweet, healthy, nutrient-rich, and boosts your energy level. 




  1. Separate rice koji: Massage it to separate rice grains before opening the package and put them in a yogurt maker container.
  2. Boil water: Pour some water into a small pot, heat it to 63C-65C (145F-149F) by using a thermometer. 
  3. Mix water and rice koji: Pour water into the container and mix well with rice koji.
  4. Start fermentation: Set your yogurt maker at 60C(140F) for 6 hours, put the container in it, and start fermentation.
  5. Storage: Transfer in a bottle and keep it in the fridge.


  • Equipment: TANICA Yogurutia for fermentation, TANITA Digital Thermometer for checking the temperature, and a glass jar.
  • Storage: It will last for 7 to 10 days in the fridge and one month in the freezer. Fermentation continues in the fridge, so please drink it before it becomes sour.
  • 1 serving is 100ml.

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