Irish sea moss is a really cool superfood. It is best known for its skin and hair benefits but the sea moss is also great for gut health, migraines, boosting immunity and many other health benefits backed by science.
You can take Irish sea moss by simply soaking it and blending it into a gel to drink. But, because Irish sea moss is a natural thickener, you can also use it to make puddings. Here is an easy pudding recipe using Irish sea moss. Enjoy!
Makes 2-3 cups
- 1.5 cups full fat coconut milk
- 1.5 cup plant milk
- 5-10 grams of Irish sea moss
- 3 Tbsp. honey, maple syrup or other natural sweetener
- Optional add-ins: ginger powder, turmeric, lemon zest, vanilla extract…
- Toppings: dried fruit, chopped nuts, cacao nibs, shredded coconut…
- Rinse the dried seaweed a few times.
- Soak the sea moss for 5 minutes. Strain and discard the soak water.
- Wrap the sea moss in cheesecloth and tie closed.
- Put the milk into a double boiler.
- When the milk starts to boil, add the cheesecloth with the sea moss instead.
- Occasionally stir the milk. Press against the cheesecloth as you do to push the gel out.
- Let simmer for 30 to 60 minutes, or until it has started to form a thick gel.
- Add flavoring, stir and then remove from heat.
- Let the mixture cool.
- Pour into individual serving cups. Add toppings before serving.
To make without cheesecloth:
- Wash and soak the Irish sea moss for 5 minutes. Strain and discard the soaking water.
- Put the sea moss in a pot with just the milk (not the coconut milk). Simmer for 15 minutes or until a thick gel starts to form.
- Strain the milk-moss mixture. Catch the milk in another pot. Discard the sea moss.
- Add the coconut milk to the pot with the milk.
- Add honey and other ingredients.
- Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until you achieve a uniform, thick consistency.
- Pour into individual serving cups.