Corn milk is a delicious drink that could either serve hot or cold. As the name say, it’s made from boiling and grinding corn kernels, corn liquid extract and water. For creamier taste, most people would add whole milk, however, soy milk or coconut milk could be used instead as substitution.
This drink is so good to serve hot in the morning on chilly days. For summer lunch, try its icy-cold version instead.
Adding soaked or roasted nuts with some extra grains of salt add much more rich flavors to the taste. Pandan leaf is there for aroma but can be skipped or replace with vanilla extract as well.
Corn milk taste better when the corns were boiled before hand to remove the over-power essence. However, you could use raw corn as well, but this would be missing the boiling corn water from husk, cob, silk, and shank. This corn water is widely popular in Vietnam and other Southeast countries for detoxing and releasing your skin of toxic and impurification.
Any how, get your stocking pot and throwing in all the harvested corns you have left. Enjoy
Recipe for Corn milk
- 4 large corn ears w/ husk shank, silk…
- 3 cups water
- 1 cup soy milk almond milk or whole milk
- 3/4 cup soaked or roasted unsalted peanut or almond
- optional 1 pandan leaf and 1 small coconut
- a few grains of salt
- Wash the corn clean, remove dirty/black silk and old darken husk.
- Separate corn from shank, husk and silk and throw them all into a large pot w/ lid. Cut the corn into halves for faster cook time.
- (optional) Wash pandan leaf and cut into smaller pieces before add to pot.
- (optional) Crack open the coconut, pour the juice and scrape out the flesh and add to pot.
- Bring to boil and simmer until corns are done.
- Remove corn husk and silk (squeeze them to extract all liquid).
- Use a peeler or whatever corn gadget you have to extract all kernels.
- Put kernels and everything else from pot (pandan, coconut, liquid…) into blender/food processor.
- Add soaked/roasted nut to blender as well and puree.
- Use a cheesecloth to strain all liquid back into pot.
- Add milk and couple grains of salt to pot. Bring to boil.
- Serve hot or chilly cold.