Cinnamon Honey Tiger Nut Horchata! One of my favorites for a dairy-free milk alternative. The flavor is naturally sweet, but not overpowering, especially when infused with cinnamon, and honey. Next to almond milk, Tiger Nut milk is the best because it’s nut-free, paleo-approved, gluten-free, and safe for people with allergies.
While I love buying store-bought milk alternatives it can be really fun, and healing to make them on your own. Since Tiger nut milk is no longer sold in stores making it is the only way to go. When you are making the milk from scratch whether it be almond, coconut, hemp, quinoa, oat, or other plant milk, they are better, creamier, and tastier, homemade.
I LOVE Tiger Nut milk! It has a sweetness all on its own, and its own kind of creamy consistency. It’s one of my favorite kinds of plant-based milk that I discovered when nuts, seeds, and most grains were my enemy. It was like the ah-ha moment for my food allergies. I could finally have milk and it actually tasted really good.
Plus, making your own homemade milk enables you to control what goes into it! How sweet you want it to taste, how much extra sugar you want to add, and other natural spices you want to use to give it a kick in extra flavor. When you make it there are no unknown ingredients or strange additives. And it’s super easy to make, using only 3 ingredients plus water, and a blender!
WHAT IS A TIGER NUT?
- Despite its name, there are no nuts here.
- Tiger Nuts are small root vegetables that comprised 80% of our Paleo ancestors’ diet around 200 million years ago
- This superfood originates from Africa and is currently cultivated in West Africa and Spain.
- Tiger Nuts are rich in prebiotic fiber
- Probiotics act as food for your body’s natural good gut bacteria, they help your gut’s natural probiotics thrive
WHAT DO TIGER NUTS TASTE LIKE:
- The milk is sweet.
- An actual Tiger Nut has an interesting consistency and texture and can be enjoyed as a snack. It’s rough on the outside like the shell of a peanut, and sweeter on the inside.
- The outside of the Tiger Nut is edible, but it is really dry, chalky dry, peanut skin dry.
- Tiger Nut Horchata is light milk in consistency and flavor. Not as light as rice milk, but not as heavy as soy milk.
- TigerNut Horchata has a lovely body to it, making it easy to use in many forms such as baking, drinking, cereal eating, smoothie making, etc.
HOW TO MAKE TIGER NUT MILK
Making homemade Tigernut milk does not require advanced soaking.
The tiger nuts are added to a blender along with fresh water, honey, and cinnamon (and any additional add-ins you may want to use such as dates, nutmeg, vanilla, poppy, or cacao).
After blending the mixture for 1-2 minutes, the milk is poured through a nut-milk bag into a mixing bowl and then squeezed to extract all the liquid using two hands.
Serve the mixture or store the mixture in a glass container that is sealed in the fridge, and that’s it!
NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF TIGER NUTS:
- TigerNuts are a Powerhouse of nutrition
- Heavy on the resistant starch – food for the good bacteria in your gut. It helps the good stuff thrive, and optimizes digestion
- The same quantity of potassium as avocados and coconut water
- Iron -Equivalent to your serving of spinach
- Super high in fiber!
- Great for Diabetics and Celiacs
- Not a nut!
- Good for those with allergies
- AIP, Whole 30, and Paleo certified
TIGER NUT MILK MAKING TIPS
- Grab this nut-milk bag to strain your milk! It’s the best!
- Organic Gemini Tiger Nuts which is the brand I use and prefer is Certified Gluten-Free, non-GMO, USDA Organic, Certified Vegan, Certified Paleo, Kosher, and Raw. They happen to be made in a nut-free and gluten-free facility.
READY TO GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS?
Cinnamon Honey Tiger Nut Horchata AIP
- high-speed blender
- nut-milk bag or cheese cloth
- 1 cup Tiger Nuts gluten-free
- 4 cups spring water
- 2 tsp organic wildflower honey heaping
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a high-speed blender, blast the Tiger Nuts and water till well blended. Set aside.
- Fill a medium to large-sized bowl with ice and place the nut milk bag or cheesecloth directly over the bowl and strain the mixture into the bowl. Pulp left inside the bag should be discarded.
- Rinse blender once again. Add Horchata back to the blender and add cinnamon and honey and blast on high until well blended. Pour into a glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Always shake before serving. Since no stabilizers are used you'll have to shake the mixture every time you want to serve it.
- Serve over ice. It's best over ice.
HOW TO USE TIGER NUT MILK
It can be used in many of the same ways you’d use cow’s milk. Think smoothies, cookies, chia puddings, baking, and even in cereal.
- Gluten-Free Tiger Nut Breakfast Cookies
- Plain Tiger Nut Milk Recipe
- 20 Unique Ways to Pimp Your Tiger nut Horchata
- Paleo Wild Berry Chia Pudding
Health and love,