Greetings, fam and infinite LOVE! As always its beautiful to be in the space with you, as we speak on how to make Irish Moss Gel!
To make sea moss gel is super simple and quick. I have a video uploading shortly on how I make it. Until then, I have step by step below for you:
- Rinse the moss well 3 or 4 times making sure all the dirt and sand is off.
- Soak the sea moss for 6 hours in the fridge. Change the water twice during this time. Check on hidden sand, small stones or other impurities. You’ll then start to see it expand and become clear.
- If you’re running on short time, you can soak the Irish Moss in lukewarm water for a few hours only. However, it will lessen a little of its gelatinous effect and you should use a little more in your recipes. Hot water is great to make the nutrients more bioavailable.
- Once finished, add to a blender and blend until smooth and well broken.
Don't worry about the smell, when the sea moss is ready to use it is practically odorless and tasteless.
I love making it into a tea when I rise. To make the tea, simply take 2 tbsp of sea moss in 10 oz of water and heat just before it reaches boiling point. Stir and let simmer on low for about 5 minutes. You may add agave to it as some don't like the taste.
How to store:
Dry Irish Moss can stay up to a year in a cool dry place, as the salt will preserve it. If you have soaked Irish Moss you may keep it in the fridge and change the water every day and it will keep fresh up to 3 weeks. You may also blend the Moss with little water until you get a thick creamy consistency and store it in a closed glass jar in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. It's perfect for when you frequently use Irish Moss, and you have the paste ready.