How to Make Macadamia Milk


A quick and easy 2-ingredient way to make homemade macadamia milk! Naturally creamy and sweet, and perfect for smoothies, granola, and more!


  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 3-4 cups water (use less water for thicker, creamier milk // more water for thinner milk)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 whole date, pitted (optional// for sweetness // or 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa or cacao powder for “chocolate milk” (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries for “berry milk” (optional)


  1. Soak macadamia nuts in cool or room temperature water for 1-2 hours. Then rinse and drain.
  2. Add nuts, water, salt, and any additional add-ins (optional) to a high-speed blender. Top with lid and cover with a towel to ensure it doesn’t splash. Blend for about 2 minutes or until the mixture seems well combined.
  3. Scoop out a small sample with a spoon to test flavor/sweetness. Add more dates, salt, or vanilla as needed.
  4. Pour the mixture over a large mixing bowl or pitcher covered with a nut milk bag, a very thin towel, or a clean T-shirt. In my experience, it benefits from a single strain either through a very thin towel or nut milk bag. Save pulp for baked goods or to add to oatmeal, smoothies, or energy bites.
  5. Transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate. Will keep in the refrigerator up to 5 days (sometimes more). Enjoy cold or hot and shake well before use (it tends to separate in the refrigerator). Can be used in smoothies, with granola, for golden milkor matcha lattes, or baked goods!

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Recipie via Minimalist Baker