Vegan Jamaican Irish Moss (Sea Moss) Drink

January 16, 2021

This Vegan Jamaican Irish Moss (Sea Moss) Drink recipe is a healthy take on the delicious traditional Jamaican Irish Moss, which boasts of it’s nutritional value and anti-inflammatory properties. This Vegan version offers a creamy, thick, fresh drinking experience and generously plays on spices and a sweet flavor. The perfect drink for keeping your immune system in tact and well boosted.

Vegan Jamaican Irish Moss (Sea Moss) Drink

This Vegan Jamaican Irish Moss (Sea Moss) Drink truly has a special place in my heart. If you’ve been following Orchids + Sweet Tea for sometime, then you’re aware of how excited I get whenever I am able to showcase my Jamaican background in recipe form.

Vegan Jamaican Irish Moss (Sea Moss) Drink

How to Prepare Sea Moss.

When it comes to preparing sea moss at home, the process is pretty simple. The first thing that should be done is to wash it and then soak it in cold water for a full day, ensuring that the water is changed pretty frequent. Once the sea moss has doubled in size, become white, and gelatinous, you should be all set for the next step.

Now, add the soaked sea moss along with a bit of water to a high-powered blender and blend until it becomes a thick, gel-like liquid. Store it in a tightly sealed mason jar and keep refrigerated for up to two weeks. Wallah!

What Recipes Can I add Sea Moss in?

Adding sea moss to recipes such as smoothies, soups, stews, Baked Goods, and more. Therefore, the sky is the limit in terms of adding sea moss to a quick meal.

Common FAQs for this Irish Moss (Sea Moss) Drink.

How Do I Store Leftovers? Can I Freeze It?

OK, so like most other drinks, you can store leftover Irish Moss in an airtight jar or covered jug for up to a week. When it comes to freezing, you can store it in an airtight jar or container (portioned out) for up to 3 months. Once ready to use, simply thaw it out overnight in the refrigerator and enjoy.

Do I need to purchase the gel or dry sea moss?

Honestly, you can do either! When purchasing the gel, it makes things easier since the entire process has been done for you and you can also use the remaining sea moss gel for other drinks/recipes. However, if you deicde to purchase the dry sea moss and make it at home yourself—-that’s fine too.

When it comes to preparing sea moss at home, the process is pretty simple. The first thing that should be done is to wash it and then soak it in cold water for a full day, ensuring that the water is changed pretty frequent. Once the sea moss has doubled in size, become white, and gelatinous, you should be all set for the next step.

Now, add the soaked sea moss along with a bit of water to a high-powered blender and blend until it becomes a thick, gel-like liquid. Store it in a tightly sealed mason jar and keep refrigerated for up to two weeks. Wallah!

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 maple syrup or Agave instead of dates—in case you aren’t a fan of dates, themselves.

Vegan Jamaican Irish Moss (Sea Moss) Drink

5 Reasons Why You’ll Love This Irish Moss!

  • It’s Vegan + GF
  • Super easy to make and quick (plus, no crazy clean-up! Can we say–Everything in one blender?)
  • Bold spices + fresh sea flavors adds a beautiful taste to the cooler months
  • Full of health benefits (vitamins + minerals) + so creamy! (The best reason!)
  • Perfect for any day or season!

Awesome Vegan Drinks to Try this Season.

Easy Peanut Butter Banana Oats Smoothie

Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail

Healthy Cashew Date Morning Shake

Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice

Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale

Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

Vegan Jamaican Irish Moss (Sea Moss) Drink

Vegan Jamaican Irish Moss (Sea Moss) Drink

Vegan Jamaican Irish Moss (Sea Moss) Drink 

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves: 2 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsps Irish Moss Gel
  • 1 cup Almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 4-5 Medjool dates, pitted + soaked (See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. NOTE: If drink is too thick, simply add an additional 1/4 cup milk.
  • To serve, pour Irish Moss into prepared glass(es) and top with a pinch of cinnamon, if desired.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly sealed or in a covered mason jar for up to 1 week. Freezer-friendly (See Post for details).
DATES: To soak, add dates to a small bowl with fresh water for 10 minutes or so. This softens it and hydrates them.
WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? My go-to plant-based milk is Almond milk from Califia Farms. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: coconut milk, oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), flax milk, etc.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS: To create a kick of flavor or add nutrients to this drink, you can add any of the following: turmeric (about 1/4 tsp), your favorite nut butter, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, cacao powder (about 1 Tbsp), or an additional sweetener such as Agave or Maple syrup. For extra creaminess, you can also add soaked cashews (1/2 cup).
SEA MOSS GEL: For details on how to make this from home, see post!

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