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05-12-2008, 02:52 PM
Is it possible to make a creamy seed or nut milk that does not separate (and does not involve coconut)?
05-12-2008, 03:02 PM
I've used hemp seeds and water and blended, creamy and good and if it does til to separate add a little coconut oil to it.
I've tryed that with almond also and it works:)
05-12-2008, 04:40 PM
It will emulsify with lecithin, if you're not averse to using something not strictly raw. They use it in many raw restaurants and cafes.
05-13-2008, 05:33 AM
Yup...lecithin....I don't care for it in my nut mylks (taste wise)........besides...all you have to do is shake it and it blends right back together. I make sure to use the mylk within two days...I know some go longer but I don't care for them after that.
05-13-2008, 06:14 AM
Jubb's Longevity in NYC makes the world's best nut milk. They use coconut oil and lecithin but I haven't been able to duplicate it. One of their head chefs told me it's not easy to make a really delicious nut milk. You have to taste theirs to tell the difference. I know they make an emulsion using lecithin, coconut oil, warm water and a bit of sweetener (honey or agave) and then add the well-strained nut milk. Dr. Jubb told me that the ingredients won't emulsify if you don't mix it with warm water.
Their milk is unbelievably creamy and delicious and not overly sweet.
05-13-2008, 09:31 AM
Cocoa butter has naturally occuring lecithin if you're OK using that.....and cocoa butter is of course naturally occuring in cacao nibs, if you want a chocolate nut milk. Sunflower seeds also naturally have some lecithin if you want to add a few to your nut milk blitzing as an experiment. (barring allergies)
05-13-2008, 12:29 PM
Great suggestions! Thanks Raven and everyone!!!
05-13-2008, 01:47 PM
I noticed macadamia nuts act as a great emulsifier, if I don't put macadamia nuts in a smoothie with coconut oil, the oil hardens up into small bits that float to the top, with a bit of macadamia nuts it's perfectly emulsified.
I prefer avoiding lecithin as the smell of it shows how chemically processed that stuff is, it almost smells like a can of paint, which doesn't make me want to consume any.
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