This Traditional Vegan Jamaican Carrot Juice recipe is a healthier take on the traditional Jamaican Carrot Juice which includes bold flavors and comes beautifully textured. This vegan and dairy-free version boasts it’s creaminess, smoothness, and generous play on spices and freshly grated carrot flavor that brings drinking homemade juice to life. The perfect drink to enjoy with your entire family. All vegan and gluten-free ingredients.
When it comes to paying homage to my Jamaican roots, I truly get excited to create healthier versions of the foods I grew up eating all the time. This Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice is one of the most common staples with any Jamaican household and is often enjoyed during Sunday meals each week!
While some recipes are just better in their traditional version, many can be greatly transformed into Vegan recipes that would leave you feeling like, “is this really vegan”? Yes, I’m serious!
When it comes to traditional Jamaican Carrot Juice, the creaminess is often created by the Irish Moss and Guinness and Condensed Milk that is added to the mix. However, since most of those ingredients aren’t vegan-friendly in their essence, therefore, using a dairy-free version of sweetened condensed milk along with full-fat coconut cream to aide in the creaminess factor is the secret sauce to it all. My favorite brand of dairy-free condensed milk is from Edward & Son’s Let’s Do Organic.
Originally, I used cashews for a nice creaminess, however, it compromised the velvety texture that often comes with traditional Jamaican carrot juice, therefore, I chose to go down a different route this time.
The ingredients for this recipe couldn’t be easier to find. Here’s what you need:
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Among other great benefits, carrots also help to lower Blood Sugar levels and are great sources of fiber as previously mentioned, and feed the good bacteria in our guts, which aides better digestion.
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How Do I Store Leftovers? Can I Freeze It?
OK, so like most other drinks, you can store leftover Carrot Juice in an airtight jar or covered jug for up to a week—-although I usually consume my batches within 2-3 days. When it comes to freezing, you can store it in an airtight jar or container for up to 3 months. Once ready to use, simply thaw it out overnight in the refrigerator and enjoy.
Can I Add Additional Ingredients?
Absolutely! You can add additional spices such as turmeric for added health benefits. In addition, you can either use actual alcohol or rum for a buzz or Holiday gathering feel. To sweeten, you can choose to add dates for a healthier option, if preferred.
Can I Use Something Else to Make this Creamy?
Yes! If you are into cashews and aren’t allergic to nuts in general, you can always make this carrot juice thick + creamy by using soaked cashews. I would suggest substituting the canned coconut cream or milk with the soaked cashews, about 1/2 cup to ensure that the thickness is just right.