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Misugaru Latte (Korean Multigrain Shakes)

Easy homemade breakfast drink! Healthy Korean multigrain shakes – Misugaru Latte (Misutgaru Latte) recipe. 

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When I was in high school grade 12, my life was pretty hectic. I got up at 6 am in the morning, left home for school around 6:50 to 7 am, arrived at school around 7:30 am and stayed there until 11pm, studying.

Can you believe that? I know I wasn’t the only one who had to stay at school for those crazy hours, but still you really need a good balance of food to keep you going or “survive” I would say.

I always tried to get a proper breakfast – rice, soup and side dishes – a typical Korean breakfast. But if I got up late and I didn’t have enough time to have my breakfast, my mum always handed out this multi-grain shake (Misutgaru Latte or Misugaru Latte if you already tried it from Caffe Bene) to me at the door.

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What is Misugaru

Misugaru (미수가루) or Misutgaru (미숫가루) is a mixed multi-grain powder that is ground, roasted and/or steamed. It is high in protein with relatively low calories, so it is popular among people on a weight loss diet. It certainly kept me going longer than a rushed regular breakfast I had while I was at school.

This is what the misugaru / misutgaru powder looks like.

Misutgaru in a spoon

The package I bought was produced by the local rice cake mill store (떡집/방앗간). I personally think this is the best kind you could get, as it omits artificial additives. This yellow sandy colour bag of Misugaru was AUD $7 and I purchased it from a Korean grocery store in the Brisbane CBD.

It is also quite common to take your own choice of grains to the rice cake mill store and ask them to make a powder for Misugaru. This way you can choose your own grains for whatever % components you would like.

Misutgaru (Powder)
(Multi-grain mixture: Medium grain white rice, Brown rice, Black rice, Barley, Adlay, Black beans, Soy beans)

After opening the packet, I keep Misugaru in an air tight glass jar. Some Misugaru comes in a resealable packet. Regardless, Misugaru can be kept in the freezer for more than a year without getting spoiled.

There are many ways you can make Misugaru latte (Korean multigrain shakes). You can

  • Add some sugar or honey
  • Add some water or milk.
  • Make it runny by increasing water or milk or make it thicker but powdery by adding more Misugaru
  • Add ice cubes if making it for summer hot weather
  • Use a shaker or a blender or a tea spoon or stir it really hard

For my recipe below, I wanted to recreate the Misugaru latte I used to drink when I was at high school. I hope you find it delicious and filling! Enjoy.

Ingredients for Misugaru Latte, 5 servings

 Misutgaru Latte Ingredient

  • 5 Tbsp Misugaru (Korean roasted multi grain powder)
  • 3 and 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 3 Tbsp honey

*1 Tbsp = 15ml, 1 Cup = 250ml

How to Make Misugaru Latte

Add above ingredients into the blender and mix well.

Misutgaru Latte in Vitamax
Before blending
Misutgaru Blended
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Ready to drink!

Misugaru Latte (Korean Multigrain Shakes)

Healthy Korean Multigrain Shakes - Misugaru Latte (Misutgaru Latte) Recipe.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: misugaru
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 171kcal
Author: My Korean Kitchen


  • 5 Tbsp Misugaru (Korean roasted multi grain powder)
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 3 Tbsp honey


  • Add above ingredients into the blender and mix well.


1 Tbsp = 15 ml, 1 Cup = 250 ml

Nutrition Info (per serving)

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 225mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 0.3mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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43 thoughts on “Misugaru Latte (Korean Multigrain Shakes)”

  1. We live in Korea, and my husband came home with this powder that someone gave him. I recently started adding it to my anti-cancer shakes (cooked cruciferous veggies + almond milk, a banana & a little apple). I’m not big on the flavor – maybe I just need to get used to it – so I have to add a dash of stevia and vanilla extract to the shake. Even if I don’t have all the other stuff, I can have this powder with almond milk and banana. Oh- I add some no-sugar yogurt to it some days.
    It really stays with you a long time but can give you some gas (sorry for the TMI) if you have trouble digesting beans.
    Thanks for your terrific website!

  2. Would you tell me brands of Misugaru that do not have additives, just pure grains and is available, say on Amazon? (I live on Maui in Hawaii)


    • When it comes to misugaru, I don’t have a particular brand preference.
      Misugaru is often manufactured by smaller independent businesses and some of them are manufactured locally while others are imported from Korea.
      If I get a choice, I will choose the one with no added sugar.

  3. Hi
    I recently learned about the health benefits of Misugaru and want to learn more.
    Did you manage to roast and mill your own recepie? I want to try and make one for myself here in Pakistan. We don’t get many Korean products here at the Asian food stores.

  4. Hi, I used to drink this as a child but haven’t had this for over 30 years. So I bought 2 boxes of the individual drink packets from Amazon. not sure if this is a good brand and it wasn’t cheap and kind of reluctant to try it. Do you suggest any particular brand and purchase site? What I find from buying Korean ingredients or products now is that I don’t know what is good and what is not so it’s a guessing game… Had a NOT so good experience buying gochujang.

  5. I have two single-serve size packets of misutgaru that I got about a year ago. I only jsut found them and want to try one but am not sure if it would still be okay. They were stored in a drawer in the kitchen the whole time so they were not exposed to heat or anything. They have not been opened either. Do you think they should be okay or should I just buy new misutgaru to try? O_o


    • Is there an expiry date? If it’s way too old sometimes it can have a funny smell. If so, I would just discard it. As with everything, do it at your own risk. 🙂

  6. After reading this a while back, I found it at the local Korean shop, Happy Market at Runcorn, $10 for 900 g /2 lbs. Have been using this now for a while, especially as ‘breakfast’ before I rush off to work, instead of Up&Go. 2 heaped dessertspoonsful and 2 of honey with one heaped cocoa powder (there is a very rich looking dark cocoa powder, unsweetened, you can find in Woolworths in the cooking section (it’s not in the coffee/tea section which only has the usual stuff) with a medium sized glass of milk makes a lovely ‘thickshake’. (Just tried replacing half the milk with apple juice, nice but too sweet…) But the misugaru is only ~6% protein. I see the local Coles (Garden City Shopping Centre @ Upper Mount Gravatt)) has whey powder in their new quick foods section, $12 for ~ a kilo I think, thought maybe I could add that to the misugaru, but that would probably make it taste like cardboard.. — but is there a Korean high-protein powder I could use ?

    • My sister drinks up & go every morning while getting ready and I have to honest – I can’t stand the smell! Lol. I don’t know why. Anyway, I know the kind of cocoa powder you’re talking about. I use it for making energy balls at home. It’s so good. I haven’t come across Korean protein powder yet. If I do, I will let you know. Just thought, in my energy ball, I add chia seeds and macadamia nuts as well. Maybe you could blend them in your misugaru latte. 🙂

      • Thanks for your answer, sorry it’s been a while before I checked back. The chia seeds sound like a good idea, they make water go gluggy don’t they ? so could thicken the shake and add more protein, as you suggest. Perhaps if I mix the chia seeds with say half or third of a glass of apple juice, then mix in the misugaru powder and cocoa, omitting the honey since the apple juice is so sweet.
        I’ve noticed on close inspection there are quite a number of different misugaru packets at Happy Mart with differing ingredients, and maybe more choices further up the road at Luckkky’s ( 럭키식품 ) at Eight Mile Plains, and now I’ve noticed many Chinese ones also at the Chinese food store at Sunnybank Hills Shopping Centre. Many have fruit and vegetables listed in their ingredients also, although I assume those would only be tiny amounts, given the number of different ingredients listed, and that you only get one or two kilos in a packet. Since it is nearly winter, I’m looking at the ones with black sesame particularly (black > good for kidneys – winter fare )..

  7. What is the nutritional value of the product I have high cholesterol and and looking for natural foods to take to lower it. Would this help? Just bought a green bag and don’t know what to do with it!

    • Did you buy a pack of Korean multigrain powder? The ingredients and the composition of this powder vary widely depending on the manufacturer. It’s best if you work out the nutritional value yourself.

  8. Hi,

    thank you so much for the post (and the whole website)!
    When I was in Seoul, I found a drink called “Gogmul Shake” (or similar) at a place at Seoul National University . When I went to a korean store in Germany and asked for it, they gave me Misutgaru. It is similar to Gogmul, but not the same…
    Do you by any chance know what exactly Gogmul is and where I could get it?

    Thank you! 🙂

    • Hi Hanna,
      Gogmul implies multigrain, so misugaru would fit into that category. The powder composition will vary depending on the manufacturers, so each misugaru package tastes slightly different. (Some will also add sugar and others no sugar etc.) My mum used to handpick her selection of grains and ground it at a rice cake store/gristmill. And these were the best tasting misugaru! Also, when you make a shake, it will taste different if you use sugar vs. honey and milk vs. water as well.

  9. Hi Sue,
    Thank you for your interesting Misutgaru post!
    I am from Switzerland and as I don’t want to order a product from the other side of the world, I would like to make the powder myself.
    Can you find out what are the exact ingredients, composition in % an how to make it from grains? Maybe in a Corean book ;)?

    Woud be very happy if you could help me.
    Have a great day, many thanks, regards

    • Hi Carlo, sorry for the late reply. I actually don’t know how to make Misutgaru powder. The ingredients and composition varies depending on individuals taste. I also haven’t encountered the recipe for it either. Though, one day I’ll make it myself. Then I will share my recipe with you. Thanks.

      • Hi
        I recently learned about the health benefits of Misugaru and want to learn more.
        Did you manage to roast and mill your own recepie? I want to try and make one for myself here in Pakistan. We don’t get many Korean products here at the Asian food stores.

  10. Hey!!! I was wondering if you can tell me more about the various amount of benefits of this drink, health/beauty-wise ! Thank you!!

  11. Hello! I recently went to Lotte Asian market and ask the guy who work there for Multi-Grain powder but instead he give me Multi-Grain Flour. Should I have ask him a different question?

    • It sounds like a different thing (though it could be the same thing. Hard to tell without looking at the product.) Can anyone works there speak Korean? Then ask for misutgaru. That should make everything clear! or You can send me the picture of the product then I will be able to tell you whether it’s the correct one.

  12. Hi there 🙂

    I subscribe to your feed and, when I saw this post, it got me curious. I love korean cuisine but… it’s just that… ok, here it goes:
    I’m majoring in Nutrition and when I saw this natural protein shake I got interested. The thing is raw grains are known to be toxic, specially soy beans and black beans. The beans itself are indeed a very good source of proteins, but after going through some sort of heat treatment that destroy the toxic components. Eating (or drinking) this raw sounds like poison to me and even to my teachers ><
    I'm only a student and still learning, but would please tell me how well does your did your body took this on your first try? It's the scientific side of me begging for answers xD

    Love your blog, by the way. Thanks for sharing and keep it up <3

    • Actually, never mind. Just saw that it is roasted and/or steamed. So sorry, the shock blocked those words from my eyes ><

      Now I just HAVE to try this 😀

      • 🙂 You are very funny! I am glad that you found your answer. Though, I learnt something new from you. I didn’t know that raw grain is toxic. As far as I know I’ve never ate raw grains and probably never will!

  13. Hi Sue,

    I really enjoy reading your blog and I have tried plenty of your recipes. I have a Korean husband and fell in love with Korean food instantly after he brought me to a Korean Restaurant for the first time 11 years ago when we were dating. I am really glad that I found your site and I have tried most of the recipes and they really turn out well, my Korean husband also enjoy the food a lot. I am really happy that I finally can cook Korean food for my husband. I am excited to know you are back online and looking forward to learn about Korean cooking and culture from you. Thank you so much for sharing!

    I would like to ask you for how Shike recipe – the famous korea rice drinks. I really like shike and I am wondering if it is actually easy to make at home 🙂

    I have became one of your blog’s fan ^^

    • Thanks Sonya, I can’t believe you tried most of my recipes! I am very glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed the food. Yes, Shike is already on my recipes to do list. Just stay tuned. 🙂

  14. Thanks for the reminder of this drink. I totally forgot I had some of this powder until I read this post. Just gave it to my babies and they love it. Glad to see you back to blogging.

  15. Hi,
    not sure how I stumbled onto your website but now I am a follower. Love your website.

    THANK YOU for the helpful info! I love this stuff — had it growing up and it’s hard to find one from a store that’s preservative free…. I will look in to getting it from a dduk jip. from Washington D.C.

  16. Ooooh…this sounds so good!!! It sounds really similar to a sort of warm dessert we enjoy (we are HK Chinese). My favorite flavor is a black sesame blend, mixed with hot water and served as a dessert soup. (“Ji Ma Wu”) I’ll have to look for this!!!


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