Ever had sesame milk? Why not try something new?! May surprise you.
Calcium rich,Who needs “a glass of warm COW milk?? Do you really want that? Sesame milk, a great alternative It’s soothing and So nutritious.
Sesame milks are much more difficult to “perfect,” since the flavor is a pronounced one, and everyone’s palate is different. Experimentation is definitely advised! However, if you love tahini or sesame seeds, you’ll probably be a fan of sesame milk . Alternatively, you may like to combine it withalmonds for a delicious combo, and a tempered “sesame” flavor.
The key with these nut and seed milks is finding the right ratio of seed to water. And, of course, we all have varying palates so finding the right ratio for you is the real key. The brown, unhulled (with shells) must be soaked and rinsed to alleviate the bitter components in the hulls.
You can make these with less water; it’s then easier to just add water if it needs it.
Sesame Milk, unhulled
1/4 C unhulled, organic Brown Sesame Seeds
Water for soaking
1 1/4 (or up to 2) C Water (I like 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 )
Soak Sesame seeds in water 4 hours. Drain.
Rinse well until water runs clear.
Place in a blender with 1/2 C water and blend till creamy.
Strain into a glass storage jar.
Add remaining water to the milk and mix well or shake.
Store, well-sealed in the refrigerator. Shake well before using.
Makes 1 1/4 – 2 C
Lasts 3 or 4 days.
Optionals: You can add sweetener (fresh date) or vanilla. A piece of banana is also very good here.
I like it richer tasting, so you can try 1 C water; conversely, if it’s strong-tasting, adding more water, combining with another milk, or using optionals are all possibilities.
If you are in a big hurry or don’t mind that the seeds get slightly cooked, then you can pour hot or boiling water over the seeds, and let soak till cool. Then drain and rinse till water runs clear.
Alternatively, after soaking 4 hours (not the hot-water soak), you can sprout the sesame seeds for 24 hours to maximize nutrients. Do not sprout for longer than 36 hours or they get bitter. I usually do 24 or so. According to SproutPeople, they also do not store well; so use them up within 2 days.
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Straining sesame seeds through cheesecloth works well…