JAMAICAN CARROT JUICE (VEGAN STYLE)
10 min Prep, 10 min Cook
It’s really simple to make this drink yet one that is guaranteed to impress your family and friends. If you don’t believe me then I dare you to try it and let me know the response received from your guests…I will be waiting.
Now onto the beverage at hand, traditionally carrot juice is made with condensed milk which we all know contains dairy. You guys know while I’m not quite vegan, I do embrace a dairy free lifestyle, so I managed to successfully replicate the conventional results, only using my homemade condensed milk made from coconut milk.
This coconut condensed milk is my savour, if you’re lactose intolerant or lead a vegan lifestyle then I’m sure you will appreciate how difficult is it to substitute specific recipes from time to time. Since discovering this dairy free condensed milk I always keep a stash in my refrigerator as an alternative sweetener.
The key ingredients for Jamaican carrot juice are carrots, nutmeg, vanilla with a lovely hint of cinnamon to balance out of nutmeg.
You can make this drink using either a juicer or a blender. I wish I had the former due to the amass of leftover pulp from juicing with the aid of water. I’m way too frugal to discard the pulp, simply freeze it and reuse for some carrot cake – job done.
The spices and sweetener are added to the juice when the carrots have been extracted/pulverised.
Proceed to put the carrot in the blender with the water and blend, you may need to do this in two batches depending on the capacity of your machine. If using a juicer then extract the juice and move onto step 3
Once completed use a strainer or cheese cloth to extract the juice from the pulp. Keep the pulp for another time to add to your baking, freeze it and re-use.
Stir in the coconut condensed milk, nutmeg, optional cinnamon and vanilla.
Serving Size 747.7 g
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 480.3 cals||24%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Kilojoules 2015 kJ||24%|
|Fat 24.6 g||38%|
|Sodium 2952.1 mg||128%|
|Carbohydrate 12.5 g||4%|
|Protein 53.4 g||107%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|