Macadamia Nut Milk is a creamy and delicious dairy-free milk alternative. It’s wonderful blended into smoothies and creamy soups when you don’t want to use milk or other dairy products. This nut milk is so easy to make, and requires no straining.
Recently, I tried making macadamia nut milk because I was looking for a dairy-free milk alternative that was higher in calories. Macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, brazil nuts and walnuts are the highest in calories, in descending order. Nut milks are becoming more readily available in supermarkets, but I’ve yet to see macadamia nut milk in local stores.
There are situations where people need to gain weight, but want to do it in a healthy way. I mentioned nut milks in my post on Healthy Calorie Boosting Ingredients for Cancer Patients. Eating nuts or drinking nut milks is one way to increase calories in smoothies and soups when you want to avoid dairy.
How To Make Macadamia Nut Milk
Making macadamia nut milk is simple. There is no need to soak macadamia nuts before making it into nut milk. Also, no straining is needed as macadamia nuts blend smoothly with water to make nut milk. This is a big plus since there’s no waste.
The ratio of macadamia nuts to water will determine the number of calories per cup. Blending macadamia nuts with water in a 3:1 ratio will achieve 241 calories per cup. To reach 481 calories per cup, use a ratio of 1:1 macadamia nuts to water. As a point of reference, I found an online macadamia nut milk product that has 50 calories per cup. That would equate to 2-3 macadamia nuts per cup of water.
Nut milks can be flavored with vanilla extract or sweetened by blending in dates, maple syrup or honey. However, I like to leave it plain so it can blended into both sweet and savory recipes such as smoothies and creamy pureed soups.
The nice thing about making your own nut milk is that you can control the calorie count to suit your needs. Macadamia nuts are expensive, but macadamia nut pieces are less expensive and a more economical way to make macadamia nut milk at home.
Macadamia Nut Milk
Macadamia nut milk is rich and creamy, and a wonderful substitute for milk or other dairy products in smoothies and creamy soups.
- 1 cup macadamia nuts
- 3 cups water
Place macadamia nuts and water in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
If you like this recipe, you might also like this Cashew Cream recipe.