tiger nut milk (horchata de chufa)

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horchata de chufa (tiger nut milk)

Tiger nuts -also known as earth almonds- aren’t really nuts. They are tubers growing under the soil’s surface. Tiger nuts are loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially with vitamin C and E. Besides this, they are rich in magnesium, potassium, calcium and phosphorus.

Tiger nut milk is already creamy and sweet without any supplements.  I usually add vanilla, sometimes cardamom or cinnamon, when I want to give it a special  flavour. For more sweetness you may add a spoonful of honey or maple syrup.
The original Spanish horchata de chufa is sweetened with sugar and contains a pinch of salt.

tiger nut milk (horchata de chufa)

200g tiger nuts, soaked in water overnight (at least 8 hours)
1l cold water
vanilla, cinnamon or cardamom to your liking 

Drain the tiger nuts from the soaking water and rinse thoroughly. Put the tiger nuts into a high speed blender with 1l of water and add your sweetener and condiments of choice. After blending pour the milk through a nut milk bag and squeeze it into a jug or bowl.

Pour the milk into a bottle. You can keep it in the fridge up to 4-5 days.

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