Did your search for “how to use pumpkin seed milk,” leave you with more questions than answers? This is the place where I intend to clarify all your doubts
Made from pumpkin seeds, the delicious and nutritious pumpkin seed milk can be put to a number of uses. Let’s explore them one by one.
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Pumpkin seed milk is a relatively new entry in the alt milk market. It is rich in good fats, antioxidants, and is a great alternative to cow, soy, almond or other popular types of milk.
So, let’s take a look at what you can do with the pumpkin seed milk you have at hand –
1. Drink Pumpkin Seed Milk Straight Up
Drinking pumpkin seed milk as such is a simple and easy way to add more nutrition to your diet. Pumpkin seeds are nutrient rich with good amounts of fats, protein and minerals, and the milk made from these seeds inherits its nutrients.
Pumpkin milk taste is best described as subtle, nutty and creamy. Therefore, it tastes good even without any additives. However, if you want you can add natural sweeteners and flavours to enhance its flavours.
2. Add Pumpkin Seed Milk To Your Shakes & Smoothies
I love smoothies and I keep experiment with different kinds of base. Pumpkin milk produces really good results when used in smoothies. They add both nutrition and taste to your drink.
Pumpkin seed milk can be paired with different flavours, spices, fruits and vegetables, and sweeteners to create a wide variety of smoothie flavors and nutritional profiles. I I recommend using it in your green and berry smoothies.
3. Use Pumpkin Seed Milk to Your Cereal
Pumpkin seed milk can be used as a vegan and nut free alternative for your cereal. Its creamy texture and nutty flavor complements different types of cereal.
Pumpkin seed milk is also a good source of many essential nutrients, which provides you the much needed boost of energy to start your day. Just pour it over your cereal and enjoy.
4. Pumpkin Seed Milk Makes for a Creamy Yogurt
Pumpkin seed milk can be cultured like many other plant based milks. The process of making yogurt with this milk is similar to that from any other plant milk.
To warmed pumpkin seed milk, add a culture of live and active bacteria and let it set for a few hours in a warm spot. Pumpkin milk thickens and forms a yogurt-like consistency. Place it in the refrigerator for a few hours before consuming.
5. Use Pumpkin Milk For Your Tea & Coffee
Pumpkin seed milk can be used as a non-dairy alternative to dairy based milk in tea and coffee. You can use it for both hot and cold beverage types.
Pumpkin seed milk gives your tea and coffee a very subtle and rich taste. To use pumpkin seed milk in tea or coffee, all you git to do is replace the dairy milk with the desired amount of pumpkin seed milk. Unsweetened and unflavoured versions work best here.
6. Replace Dairy in Overnight Oats With Pumpkin Seed Milk
Overnight oats with pumpkin seed milk can be your delicious and easy to make breakfast option. The nuttiness of pumpkin seed milk combines really well the creamy texture of overnight oats
To make overnight oats, start by combining oats, pumpkin seed milk, seeds (any of your choice) a sweetener in a jar and mix well. Now cover the jar and let it sit in the fridge overnight or at least a few hours. Enjoy the creamy breakfast with the morning with a topping of freshly chopped fruits.
7. Make Vegan Kefir With Macadamia Milk
Kefir, a fermented milk beverage is known for its benefits on gut health as it is rich in a lot of good bacteria known as probiotics. Pumpkin seed milk can be a good replacement for dairy for vegans and those avoiding milk for other reasons.
To make kefir with pumpkin seed milk, you can simply use activated kefir grains or water kefir grains for the fermentation. The resulting kefir has a nutty, tangy and slightly sweet taste. The result although delicious, has a thinner consistency than dairy based kefir.
8. Use Pumpkin Seed Milk for Making Ice Creams
Pumpkin seed milk can be easily used as a base to make ice cream. Its creamy texture and a nutty, slightly sweet flavour is a great ingredient in ice creams of different flavours.
You can make pumpkin seed milk ice cream using a ice cream maker or with a no-churn method. Apart from pumpkin seed milk you will also need a sweetener, an additional flavour like chocolate, berry, etc. a thickening agent and extra add ins of your choice.
9. Replace Dairy with Pumpkin Seed Milk While Baking
Pumpkin seed milk can be used in a variety of baked goods, including pies, cakes, breads, and pastries. You can replace it with milk in a one-to-one ratio. However, the texture may vary between brands, so use accordingly.
Pumpkin seed milk lends your baked goods a nice nutty undertone. One thing to remember here is that since pumpkin seed milk contains less protein than traditional dairy milk, the texture of the final product may be less firm.
10. Try Your Favourite Hot Chocolate With Pumpkin Seed Milk
You can make a dairy free Hot chocolate drink with pumpkin seed milk. Pumpkin seed milk is nutty and sweet, so it pairs well with the rich chocolate flavor.
Heat pumpkin seed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Then, add a sweetener, cocoa powder or chocolate chips. Whisk until the chocolate blends well with the milk. This nutty flavour hot chocolate milk will pleasantly surprise you.
11. Pumpkin Seed Milk Is An Excellent Soup & Sauces
Pumpkin seed milk can add its unique nutty flavour, to your soups. It is a good replacement for dairy and non dairy liquids creamy soups or sauces.
Try to use pumpkin seed milk in soups or sauces, at the end so that it retains most of its taste. Also, be mindful of the fact that pumpkin seed milk is much thinner in consistency than cream or cow milk, so adjust the quantity accordingly.
12. Prepare A comforting Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Latte
You can use pumpkin milk for making a cup if warm and comforting drink. This drink combines the flavours of pumpkin spice and turmeric with the creamy texture of pumpkin seed milk.
Heat pumpkin seed milk in a saucepan on a medium flame. Now add in pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, turmeric, and a sweetener of your choice. Whisk the ingredients together and pour the mixture into a mug.
13. Use Pumpkin Seed Milk In Your Desserts
Pumpkin seed milk can be used in baking recipes such as puddings and pies, or as a base for creamy desserts.
Pumpkin seed milk gives your desserts a very unique nutty taste that blends in very well with the sweetness of the desserts.
These were some of my top choices for how to use pumpkin seed milk. In case you know of any other pumpkin seed milk uses, please share with me and the other readers in the comment section below.
Frequently Asked Questions About How To Use Pumpkin Seed Milk
- What does pumpkin seed milk taste like?
Ans. Pumpkin seed milk has a mildly nutty and creamy taste. You might also be able to taste the light sweet undertone of sweetness in the milk
- Can pumpkin seed milk be used as a substitute for cow’s milk in baking?
Ans. Yes, pumpkin seed milk can be used as a substitute for cow’s milk in cakes, cookies, pies and other baked goods.
- Can pumpkin seed milk be used in savory dishes?
Ans. Yes, pumpkin seed milk can be used in savory dishes such as soups, sauces, curries and gravies. However, when heating pumpkin seed milk, stir constantly and use low to medium heat setting.
Hi! I’m Integrated Nutrition Coach Rohit Panwar. I hold twin Certifications from IIN, New York & SAFM, Massachusetts. I am a passionate vocalist of holistic lifestyle and have fully committed the past several years to educate & empower people towards their wellbeing. Despite a successful yet hectic corporate stint of 21+ years, I have prioritised nutriment in my life. I truly hope my personal journey from illness to wellness helps everybody reading this forge their own path.