Shikhye 식혜 (Sweet malt beverage)

Traditional cold beverages are called Shikhye.
Shikhye is a sweet rice punch.
They are usually made with Rice, and malt water sweetened by either sugar.
We drinks Shikhye winter season make be as cold as ice.
Shikhye is made from Oriental medicinal foods.
Help for digestive functions and Circulation of blood.
Koreans love to drink it, so canned shikhye is now widely available in markets.


Ingredients :

2 cups yeotkileum (malt)

2 cups sugar

2 cups rice, cooked

pine nuts for garnish


How to Cook :
Cook rice with 1/4 less water than normal.
Keep warm.
Combine malt and water.
Put it though a sift, use only water part.
Leave in a room temperature for about 2 hours.
Transfer top part of clear water to another bowl very carefully.
Put malt water and the rice in a rice cooker.
Set to warm, leave 5-6 hours until 2-3 rice grains come up to the surface.
Transfer to a big pot.
Put sugar in and bring to a boil, leave for 2-3 minutes. Let cool.
Take out 1/2 cup of rice, wash in a cold water and drain well.
Store in a refrigerator.
After "Shikhye" is cooled, put it in a refrigerator.
Pour "Shikhye" in a small bowl.
Garnish with some washed rice and 4-5 pine nuts on top.
Serve ice cold.


  1. Is there alcohol in this beverage?

  2. Sorry for the late reply! Please accept our apology. ^^
    For the answer to your question, there is no alcohol in this beverage.
    Thank you for dropping by!