Sea moss drink (Irish Sea moss drink)

Optimise your wellbeing by learning to make this vegan style refreshingly sweet spiced infused sea moss drink recipe more commonly known as Irish moss. A modern blender technique with no boiling required making it carrageenan free!!

 

If you’re looking for a nutritious beverage that is good for your health and tastes delicious then this sea moss drink has it going on. When it comes to adding the right spice blends to a tropical drink,  the Caribbean are good at mastering that fine balance.

Ingredients

To make the sea moss gel

  • 100 g of Jamaican Irish moss/sea moss
  • 6 cups warm water to soak the moss
  • 2 tbsp of linseed flaxseed

To make the drink

  • 1 cup Almond milk can use coconut milk
  • Coconut condensed milk optional to taste
  • 1/4 cup of Sweetener - coconut nectar agave nectar, maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla

Instructions

  • Place the sea moss in a colander.
  • Use your hands to thoroughly wash any debris and excess sea salt from your moss. Do this several times until the sea moss looks and feels less gritty.
  • Place the sea moss and flaxseed in a large size bowl with the 6 cups of warm water and leave to soak overnight. The moss will expand in size and the water should thicken slightly
  • Use a colander to pour and drain off the excess water that was used to soak the sea moss
  • Place the sea moss into a blender bowl and puree into a paste. The sea moss should be gelatinous in texture. Don't worry it's not too thick to begin with, when you store in a large jar in the refrigerator it will turn thick over time
  • Scoop out the paste and transfer into a jar/bowl and refrigerate.
  • Add 4tbsp of the sea moss paste along with the almond milk, vanilla, spices, sweetener of your choice into a high speed blender
  • Blend into a smooth consistency - add any extra i.e rum, stout, oats etc.. now if required
  • serve accordingly.

Notes

  • Some people refrigerate their moss gel for up to 4 weeks. I recommend storing it for 3-4 days for maximum potency.
  • For longevity freeze the gel into small ice cubes.
  • DO NOT USE powdered or flaked sea moss, this form of moss is refined as has loss it's nutritional value.
  • You can also use this recipe to make the sea moss gel only for additional purposes
  • To make a single glass of this drink use 1/3 cup of moss instead soaked in 2-3 cups of water and follow the rest of the instructions.
  • Make sure the sea moss you are using is "Wildcrafted" or "Wild Harvested".
  • If you are facing any difficultly pureeing your sea moss into gel, add a splash of water
  • It is normal for the moss gel to thicken up as it is refrigerated.
  • If the actual drink is too thick, add a splash of almond milk