Can You Eat Cereal With Water Instead Of Milk?

Sometimes you want a bowl of cereal, but don’t have milk to go with it. What do you do? Well, the answer is simple: eat cereal without milk!

Cereal can be eaten with water instead of milk and there are many people that enjoy this breakfast or snack option.

In fact, some even prefer eating cereal with water over any other type of liquid! Read on to find out why they do this and what makes it so great.

Does cereal taste good with water?

Does cereal taste good with water? I don’t think so. Cereal with water will be different because it doesn’t have the creamy, smooth finish that milk gives. It is up to you if this is a good or bad thing.

If you are eating cereal that traditionally tastes good with milk, like chocolate or vanilla, then you will be disappointed if you add water instead.

If the cereal is a very fruity taste, then water is actually a good choice since milk doesn’t really go well with it.

Which comes in the bowl first? The cereal or the liquid?

The cereal should go first. That way you’ll know how much milk to mix with it. If there’s not enough cereal, you can add more later on. Milk/water goes in last so that there will be extra cereal added at the end if needed.

Other ways to eat cereal without milk

Eat them raw as a snack

You can also eat cereal without milk. Eat them as-is, or as a snack. They are crunchy and sweet. They will hurt your mouth when you bite into them, but that is okay because they taste good!

Add them to your oatmeal

Put cereal on your oatmeal. Put any kind of cereal you like on it, depending on what you like.

Mix them into a banana smoothie

Mix cereals in your smoothie.

Put them in bananas or peanut butter while you are making the smoothie. They will make it taste better and they will add texture. You can also put them in the blender while you are making the drink to turn it into a thick liquid instead of a thin one.

Use as topping for ice cream

Top your ice cream with cereal. You can put extra sweet and crunchy cereal on top of a sundae or favorite ice cream mix.


Does cereal dissolve in water?

Yes, cereal does dissolve in water. Cereal is made of grains and grains are good for you because they give you fiber. They also give you soluble fiber, which dissolves in water and goes through your stomach and intestines.

Can I eat muesli with water?

Muesli is a cereal that you can eat with water. It consists of oats and grains. You can mix it with dried fruits, nuts, and sweets. You can soak it in milk or water and eat it cold or cooked with hot milk or water like oatmeal.

Is cereal meant to be eaten with milk?

Cereal is meant to be eaten with milk. Cereals are the most popular breakfast food in America. You can eat cold cereal or hot cereal for breakfast, but you will want to make sure that it is not too hot because it will burn your mouth. If you mix fruit or nuts with it, you will have a healthy meal.

Is cereal a soup?

No, cereals and soup are different things. Cereal is made of grain, like wheat and oats. Soup has meat, vegetables, and water.

Why does cereal get soggy faster in water?

Cereal gets soggy in water and milk because of diffusion. What happens is that the faster-moving molecules of milk will overtake the slower-moving molecules in cereal, and this makes the cereal soggy. The same thing happens with our skin when it absorbs water from a bath.

Can you put iced coffee in cereal?

Not recommended, but yes, you can. Like with tea, coffee is sometimes put into cereal. Make sure to add sugar and milk to the coffee first because it tastes bitter on its own.


As you can see, there are many other options you can use instead of milk for your cereal. Still, no one will get angry at you if you use water. Just make sure that the liquid doesn’t go into the bowl first.

Mariana Rouco

Mariana Rouco is the editor-in-chief of She loves traveling and writing about foods and cooking in general. She has a degree from the New England Culinary Institute and enjoys Mexican, Italian, and Chinese cuisines the most.

Recent Posts