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Homemade Macadamia Milk

June 7, 2024
pouring macadamia nut milk from a glass bottle into a glass

Macadamia milk is one of the most exquisite milk alternatives. Its delicate taste, slight natural sweetness, and creamy consistency make it one of my favorite nut milks to prepare at home.

You only need high-quality macadamia nuts, filtered water, a blender, a pinch of salt, and a touch of vanilla for extra flavor. The taste and nutritional value of homemade macadamia milk far surpasses store-bought versions, which often contain sugar and other additives.

Macadamia nut milk is a versatile and nutritious milk alternative that is perfect for adding to your morning coffee, pouring over cereal, or simply enjoying it on its own.

Start With the Best Quality Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are known for their susceptibility to going rancid. To ensure freshness, purchase them from a trusted supplier and avoid broken nuts. The best-quality macadamia nuts are whole and have a mild, buttery taste.

While roasting enhances their flavor for nut butter, we will use raw macadamia nuts for making milk. Soak them for a few hours before use to achieve the best results.

Macadamia Milk Nutrition

One of the reasons I love macadamia nut milk is its high content of monounsaturated fats, especially omega-7 (palmitoleic acid) and omega-3 fatty acids. Compared to other nuts, macadamias have lower omega-6 fatty acids and are lower in carbohydrates.

However, they are calorie-dense, with about 200 calories for 10 whole nuts, so it’s important to monitor serving sizes to avoid excess calorie intake (unless your goal is weight gain).

For this recipe, I have not included a typical nutritional label below the recipe card, because that calculation does not account for the nutrient loss from blending and straining.

Homemade macadamia milk typically retains about 35% of the original nutrients in nuts, so here’s an approximate nutritional value for one cup of homemade macadamia milk (using my recipe):

  • Calories: 58.63 kcal
  • Fat: 6.3 grams
  • Protein: 0.53 grams
  • Carbohydrate: 1.05 grams
whole macadamia nuts on a plate

Ingredients

Makes 2 cups of milk

  • 1/3 cup raw macadamia nuts (about 46 grams)
  • 2 cups filtered or spring water
  • Dash of vanilla powder or vanilla essence
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: your favorite liquid sweetener or half a date can be added for extra sweetness (I don’t add anything)

How to Make Macadamia Milk

  • Soak the macadamia nuts in filtered water for 1-2 hours. Drain and rinse them thoroughly.
soaking whole macadamia nuts in a bowl

  • Blend the soaked nuts, water, salt, and vanilla in a powerful blender for a few seconds until smooth and milk-like in consistency. If desired, add a small amount of sweetener or half a date.
  • Note: This milk has a naturally pleasant flavor and sweetness, so the sweetener is optional (I don’t add any).
homemade macadamia milk in a blender

  • Strain the mixture using a nut milk bag to remove any solids.
  • Store the solids in a jar in the fridge and add them to baking, pancakes, or your homemade granola.
straining homemade macadamia milk in a bowl

  • Store the milk in a glass bottle or jar in the refrigerator. It will keep for 2-3 days.
homemade macadamia nut milk in a glass bottle, two milk glasses, raw macadamia nuts

Another Way to Make Macadamia Milk

I have an even easier alternative! If you made my homemade macadamia nut butter or have store-bought pure macadamia butter at home, you can simply blend the butter with water to get delicious and creamy nut milk.

Use about 2-3 tablespoons of butter for every cup of water.

How to Use It

This milk alternative is perfect for making lattes, pouring on your homemade granola, or simply enjoying it plain.

Enjoy your homemade macadamia milk! Try it with our delicious, lectin-free and gluten-free granola.

pouring macadamia nut milk over granola, in a bowl

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By Claudia Curici, Health Coach Serves: Makes 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Macadamia milk is one of the most exquisite milk alternatives. Its delicate taste, slight natural sweetness, and creamy consistency make it one of my favorite nut milks to prepare at home.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raw macadamia nuts (about 46 grams)
  • 2 cups filtered or spring water
  • Dash of vanilla powder or vanilla essence
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: your favorite liquid sweetener for extra sweetness (or even half a date)

Instructions

1

Soak the macadamia nuts in filtered water for 1-2 hours. Drain and rinse them thoroughly.

2

Blend the soaked nuts, water, salt, and vanilla in a powerful blender for a few seconds until smooth and milk-like in consistency. If desired, add a small amount of sweetener. Note: Macadamia milk has a naturally pleasant flavor and sweetness, so sweetener is optional (I don't use any).

3

Strain the mixture using a nut milk bag to remove any solids.

4

Store the macadamia milk in a glass bottle or jar in the refrigerator. It will keep for 2-3 days.

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