How to milk a grain
I know I’ve been preoccupied with the man’s biking drama but I haven’t forgotten about dairy free week, I swear. As part of my quest to produce recipes cow milk free, I also wanted to challenge myself and try to recipes that seemed forbidden to those who needed to avoid it. It’s usually easy enough to substitute milk for soy in a recipe but like the Macaroni and ‘cheese’ recipe using mostly dairy, I wanted to make a desert famous for milk ingredients.
How about a lemon mousse? When you think Mousse, what comes to mind first? Yes silly, lemon! but what do you really think of? I think of creaminess. Sort of like a light, room temperature milk shake but with a spoon. I’m not a mousse fan. It reminds me of sugar laden jello puddings whipped a bit more and to be even more negative, I’m always shocked by restaurants charging $10 + for Mousse as a dessert when you can get a pack of 4 at the grocers for under $5. Sorry. Back to my glass is half empty mood, The teenagers and Steve love this kind of stuff so who am I to argue? I won’t argue but I also won’t make it loaded with sugar and fat, instead I’ll do it my way and you’ll never know better…..
I found the most interesting milk substitution in a health food store and I couldn’t wait to try it out.
The fact that agave was an added ingredient made me decide on a dessert. I was so excited and pleasantly surprised that you could make ‘milk’ from the highest protein grain around. Then again, you can milk an oat so why not other grains? I can’t wait to try my own once the infamous Vitamix arrives! The milk was actually very tasty and I would happily add it to a bowl of breakfast grains but too sweet for me to drink straight up.
Ummm….no recipe sorry. It sucked. Well it didn’t completely suck because Steve ate all 4 servings but I can’t share a recipe that I wouldn’t make again with you. I still wanted to do the blog though for 2 reasons. First to share a failure here and there because poop happens! and 2nd because I wanted to share this very cool non dairy option that is Quinoa milk. If you have a cow’s milk allergy then you need to try this stuff!
I even tried to make it look purty with a blue blown glass bowl and big frozen cherries. It didn’t work.
What was the last thing you made that was a complete flop?