My latest discover is a Brooklyn-based brand called Organic Gemini which specializes in the latest food trend – TigerNut Horchata. It is NOT a nut, but actually a root vegetable, like a potato or carrot. Typically, in modern production, Horchata is made with grains like rice or nuts such as almonds. But, with Organic Gemini‘s recipe, they wanted to take it back. Instead of following conventional recipes that using nuts or grains, sweetened with cane sugar, they produce TigerNut Horchata using only the highest quality organic NON-gmo tigernuts.
This milk is perfect for baking because of its neutral flavour – especially useful for those with lactose intolerance. I experimented with making popsicles, and the result was delicious!
TIGERNUT HORCHATA STRAWBERRY POPSICLES
2 bottles Organic Tigernut Horchata (24 oz)
1/2 cup sugar
1 pint strawberries
- In a large pan, heat the sugar and strawberries on medium heat until they begin to soften. Mash the strawberries with a fork when they become soft. Remove from heat.
- Pour in the Tigernut Horchata and stir to combine.
- Pour the contents into popsicles molds and freeze until frozen!
Makes about 8 popsicles.
Organic Tigernut Horchata is available in NYC at WholeFoods, Dean&Deluca, and local natural organic stores.