A deliciously sweet and savory Amazake featuring blueberries from Jillygrows in the Cygnet Area
Amazake is a creamy, thick, fermented rice drink with a rich, sweet-meets-savory flavor.
Served either chilled or warm/hot, the history of amazake goes back to the Kofun period (250 to 538 AD).
Amazake is packed with nutrients, including vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, folic acid, ferulic acid, dietary fiber, glutamine, and a large amount of glucose – which are almost the same components as an IV drip, hence the catchy nickname for amazake.
This version displays the hallmark of the clean sweet notes produced by the Koji enzymes. Jilly’s blueberries bring some tannin and a touch of acidity to offset the sweet intensity of the rice and millet.
A touch of ginger, pinch of salt and inclusion of cinnamon and cardamon make for a fragrant and complex sweet-sour dessert. Enjoy!