Tigernut Mylk (Nut Free)
Have you heard of tigernuts? They are actually not a nut but a small root vegetable with many health benefits (see below) and a wonderful whole food ingredient suitable for those with (and without) food allergies. Tigernuts have been around for a very long time and were used in traditional medicine and as a food source in early civilisations. They are naturally gluten free, dairy free, grain free, soy free and nut free and have a delicious and unique flavour. Their flavour and texture remind me of a nutty, sweet and chewy almond.
Servings 750 mL
In a small bowl cover the tigernuts with a generous amount of water and soak in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
Drain tigernuts and discard soaking water. Rinse with fresh water.
Combine tigernuts and 3 cups of fresh filtered water (plus optional flavour boosters) in a blender or food processor and blend at high speed for 2 - 3 minutes.
Using a fine strainer, nut milk bag, clean chux or cheese cloth strain the milk into a bowl or jug. Make sure you squeeze out all of the milk through the bag. Discard pulp.
Store in an air-tight glass container in refrigerator.
- Use more or less water depending on how creamy or thin you like your milk.
- Enjoy chilled as a yummy beverage, served with muesli/ cereal, use in cooking and baking or use in smoothies.
- You can purchase tigernuts online or from health food stores.