So about last night...
I made the best and most delicious mylk from sesame seeds. Yes, the little tiny things we see on bagels! Who knew?! Never did I think to create a mylk out of these little guys. A super cool chick, Lauren Nixon, posted a recipe on Instagram and I decided to try my own version of it. Below you can find my recipe! Feel free to sub, omit or add anything you'd like to your mylk. That's the fun in making nut + seed mylks. Go all out! (or not)
What you will need -
- 1 cup sesame seeds
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger (i used 1 tspn and it was too much for my palette, reducing it by half is smart)
- 1/2 vanilla bean
- dash of MCT oil (or an oil of your choice like flax)
- 1/2 teaspoon raw cacao powder
- 1.5 tablespoon of coconut sugar
- blender (i use this one)
- strainer (or nut milk bag)
The process to make the mylk is very simple! It's basically, blend, strain, blend again, drink!
Blend your seeds and water on high for about 45 seconds. This little Ninja blender is the truth! It gets the job done super fast.
Slowly strain your mylk a 1/2 cup at a time if you're using a steel strainer. I would suggest a nut milk bag for this part. It's quicker, and you can mylk about a cup of your mixture at a time. Once you're done straining the liquid from the pulp, start adding your other ingredients for the second go around in the blender.
**keep your pulp! you can dehydrate it and make it into "flour" for baking.**
*scrape the seeds out of your vanilla pod.*
Blend on high for another 45 seconds before drinking! I like to enjoy mine warm so I pop the mylk on the stove for a few mins before indulging. What I like about sesame mylk is the frothiness, which is really nice, and it gives the drinking experience a "latte" feel... sans the coffee of course. Hmmm, maybe I'll make a coffee one next?!
Enjoy + have fun with your recipes! If you happen to switch it up, comment below on what you used. Happy Sunday + mylking!