AMAZAKE 甘酒 is a sweet, fermented rice drink.

Ama-zake: Ama 甘 means sweet. Zake 酒 means sake.
Amazake is well-known in Japan because it is a nutritious drink. Because of that, many supermarkets prepare many different kinds of Amazake 甘酒.

There are 2 types of Amazake 甘酒:

  • Kome-koji Amazake 米麹甘酒: This form of Amakaze is made from Kome-koji 米麹, which is steamed rice combined with rice malt. It is non-alcoholic and naturally a slightly sweet drink.
  • Sake-kasu Amazake 酒粕甘酒: This form of Amakaze is made from sake lees called Sake-kasu 酒粕. Some kinds of Amazake, such as Sake-kasu Amazake, contain a little bit of alcohol. Some sugar is added to it because Sake-kasu is not sweet.

Kome-koji Amazake 米麹甘酒

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Sake-kasu Amazake 酒粕甘酒

Japanese sake lees 酒粕 Sakekasu

This is Japanese sake lees called Sake-kasu 酒粕. You can buy it at supermarkets.
Sake-kasu contains fermented rice and a certain amount of alcohol that is leftover from the process of making the sake.
For this reason, Amazake made with Sake-kasu had a little bit of alcohol. If the Amazake is boiled enough, it then contains less than 1% of alcohol.

Japanese sake lees 酒粕 Sakekasu

Ingredients
Water, Sake-kasu 酒粕, Sugar or Honey (If you want, you can also add grated ginger, salt, fruit juice and so on.)

Japanese sake lees 酒粕 Sakekasu

Boil and stir the ingredients.

Amazake 甘酒 Japanese sake lees 酒粕 Sakekasu

Hot Amazake

Amazake 甘酒 Japanese sake lees 酒粕 Sakekasu

Mixed type of Amazake

Amazake 甘酒

These blue and red cans are made from Kome-koji and Sake-kasu. (Less than 1% alcohol)
Pink one is made from Kome-koji. (0.00% alcohol)

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These websites are in Japanese.

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In Japan, people use Sake-kasu (sake lees) for Japanese traditional food and so on.

Japanese sake lees 酒粕 Sakekasu
Japanese sake lees 酒粕 Sakekasu

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