Tiger nuts, locally referred to as ofio are more common in the northern part if Nigeria.

Tiger nuts milk is very nutritious and can even be used as a substitute for milk.

Here is how to make it at home:

What you need:

- Tiger nuts (in whatever quantity you want)

- Water

- Grated ginger

- Sugar (optional)

- Coconut and dates (optional)

How to:

1. If you are using dried tiger nuts, soak in water for a day to thoroughly soften and hydrate the nuts.

2. Rinse the nuts and place in a blender.

3. Add the ginger (if you're using coconuts and dates, add them too)

4. Add water and blend thoroughly.

5. Strain out the milk through a tight sieve.

6. Add sugar to taste (if you want).

6. Chill, serve or store as desired!

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