Sea Moss Smoothie- #FlowerCocktailHour
No other beverage cocktail has created such interest- whether it interested people??? or more over- people wanting to know what it tastes like????
I got lots of comments- from the Life in Bloom crew- and our friends at American Public Television – asking whether I liked this drink… or speculating that maybe I didn’t like it… hahahah! We are always searching for interesting cocktails or mocktails or beverages- that go along with the theme- and this Sea Moss Smoothie is actually a traditional Caribbean drink… and it was interesting as we did the research and found out it actually included Sea Moss. Watch the Magic of Moss Episode here!
You can purchase the Sea Moss at specialty food stores or Caribbean Markets- I found mine on line… here’s a link to get you started!
So back to the big questions…
1. QUESTION: Did I like the Sea Moss Smoothie?
Answer: I will eat or drink just about anything- I don’t have anything I really don’t like… there are things I prefer not to eat (Like Strawberries- just don’t like them) … but I was fed Liver and Onions as a kid and don’t mind it… I used to eat Brains and Eggs… another childhood favorite- or Beef Tongue… so I will give most anything it a try…
The Sea Moss Smoothie- was interesting- and I didn’t hate it… I just think – when you talk about eating moss… some people recoil- and thus they thought I didn’t enjoy it… but it was interesting- it DID NOT taste like Moss… or Fishy… so Did I like it? It was Fine… and it wasn’t unpleasant!
2. QUESTION: What did the Sea Moss Smoothie taste like?
Answer: as stated- it did not taste like Moss or taste like the Ocean nor Fishy… it tasted like a Christmas Candle- I don’t know why– and if you watch through the credits-to the outtakes- the crew- said- “What’s it taste like????” and I said- ‘this is weird – but it tastes like “CHRISTMAS”… kind of clove like- with a citrus overtone… it definitely tasted like cinnamon/clove – so it tasted like Christmas Smells!
Here’s the Recipe and Ingredient List
2 ounces of Dried Sea Moss
2 Limes – for fresh lime juice – or you can use Lime Juice
4 drops Moss Green Food coloring
1 cups of evaporated Milk
1/8 cup of Organic Kane Sugar
2 teaspoons Angostura bitters
There is some overnight prep- as the moss is dried and very hard when it arrives- even though it’s bagged – it’s a little harder than gummi bears..
1. Place the sea moss in a bowl with Fresh Lime Juice – with moss green food coloring- and 12 cup of water- Allow to soak overnight!
2. Drain the Sea Moss- and place in a sauce pan with 2 cups of water- and bring to boil- Lower the heat and simmer until the Sea Moss looks like a wad of jelly- this takes about 30-40 minutes… Remove the Sea Moss “jelly” from the heat and allow to cool. (about 3-4 hours)
3. Place the Sea Moss “jelly”- in a blender with the evaporated milk and sugar- and puree for 1 minute or until smooth…
4. Pour into a glass over ice- add the dashes of bitters on top … and serve!
When you try this recipe- send me your thoughts- pictures- or reaction video – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – or share on facebook or instagram and #LifeinBloom and #SeaMossSmoothie