Monday, March 5th, 2012

How to Make Irish Moss Gel (VIDEO)

by Kristen Suzanne in video

I really wish I didn’t wait so long to learn how to make Irish Moss Gel. It’s an amazing food that is fun for raw foods and great for beauty. I use Irish Moss Gel in all kinds of raw foods: smoothies, desserts, yogurt, soups, nut milks, and on my face for a beauty mask. In the video below I’ll show you how to make your own. (Buy your irish moss here.) And, following the video below, I share step-by-step instructions as well. Enjoy!

*Note… there is an irish moss on the market that I bought where I’ve heard it only needs to be soaked for about an hour in hot water. It also appears to be a bit less dirty. I haven’t tried it yet.

Step-by-Step instructions with photos…

A handful of Irish Moss

 

Rinse well with filtered water, cut out sandy bits if needed with scissors.

 

Cut irish moss for easier soaking and blending.

Soak 12 to 24 hours in bowl of water in the refrigerator.

Place soaked irish moss in blender (high speed preferably)

 

Add filtered water.

 

The amount of water you use varies with the amount of irish moss as well as the texture goal. I usually fill enough water to reach the top of the moss in the blender as pictured here. This gives a good thick texture after it's refrigerated post blending. Use less water for thicker/firmer gel (good for raw vegan nut cheese dips) or more water for looser gel (good for raw vegan smoothies, soups, nut milks).

 

Blend on high speed, perhaps for a (+ or -) minute (depending on the amount you're blending). Basically, blend until smooth.

 

Blended irish moss.

 

Voila! Irish Moss Gel! Store this in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

 

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