Phase 1: Preparing Sea Moss Gel
- 1 cup dried Sea Moss
- 2 cinnamon sticks
Soak the dried Sea Moss in cold water for 15 minutes. Wash algae thoroughly, but do not soak it overnight, as the algae will lose much of its nutritional value and potency. Next, fill a pot with two quarts of fresh water. Add the clean Sea Moss and two cinnamon sticks. Bring pot to boil. Once boiling, cover and simmer on low for 20-25 minutes. The algae will soften and the water will thicken. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon sticks. Allow the solution to cool and place it in the refrigerator overnight, allowing it to gel.
Phase 2: Preparing Sea Moss Drink
- 1 cup Sea Moss gel
- 2 cups of water (depending on thickness desired)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 small can sweetened condensed milk (7 oz)
- Pinch of nutmeg for flavor
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix on low speed until pieces of algae are finely chopped. That’s it! Serve chilled, or over ice. Also, for an additional flavor boost, add a shot of rum. According to Andrew, this recipe serves two… though there’s no telling how many it will produce! For those of you who can’t find the raw Sea Moss ingredient at your local grocery store, check health food and nutritional retailers, or click here to order it online.
Source – UncommonCaribbean