Homemade Nut Milk With Sea Moss Gel
I have been making nut milks for years, using various combos of nuts and seeds. However, I was looking for a way to get a thicker milk that would stay homogenous, even after a few days in the fridge. After some research, I found the perfect ingredient: sea moss. It is a natural thickener that gives milk a creamier fuller texture.
It is very easy to prepare the sea moss into gel. Only 5 steps and I was ready to go. I had a nice gelatinous odourless and tasteless mix that I could add to my homemade nut milk.
After doing some research, I also found out that sea moss has many health benefits, especially as a soothing and healing treatment for any mucous membrane in the body, especially the gut. What a bonus!
With this in mind, I prepared my favourite homemade nut milk using a combo of Brazil nuts and almonds. I added a little natural sweetness with some dates and vanilla. And with the sea moss gel, I now have the perfect finished product.
Makes approx. 4 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes (+ overnight for soaking)
What you need:
- 1/2 cup Brazil nuts (soaked overnight)
- 1/2 cup almonds (soaked overnight)
- 3-4 cups pure filtered water
- 1 date
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup sea moss gel
What you do:
- Drain and rinse the nuts. Add to your high-speed blender with the water, date, and vanilla. Blend on medium-high speed until well-blended. Use more or less water depending on how thick you want your milk.
- Place a nut bag over a large bowl. Pour the milk mixture into the nut bag and squeeze out all the liquid. Discard the pulp (or use in other recipes).
- Return the milk to the blender and add the sea moss gel. Blend for a few seconds.
- Pour into your clean Mason jars and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Replace the Brazil nuts and almonds with any other combo of nuts and seeds.
- If using the milk in savoury dishes, omit the dates and vanilla.