Vanilla Macadamia Milk

December 19, 2015
5 Stars
Photo by Mark Weinberg
  • Makes 4 1/2 to 5 cups
Author Notes

Richer and more decadent than almond milk, but equally easy (if not easier) to make, this rich, homemade non-dairy milk is perfect for muesli, oats, puddings, and other creamy vegan dishes. For a savory version (which you can add to soups), simply omit the sweetener. —Gena Hamshaw

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, soaked for 2 hours (or up to 10) and drained
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
In This Recipe
  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender till smooth. Store in a tightly sealed mason jar for up to 2 days.

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Gena is a registered dietitian, recipe developer, and food blogger. She's the author of three cookbooks, including Power Plates (2017) and Food52 Vegan (2015). She enjoys cooking vegetables, making bread, and challenging herself with vegan baking projects.

4 Reviews

Jenny C. January 20, 2016
I want to drink this immediately. So you don't strain it after blending?
Sandra November 15, 2016
I've just made this recipe and I think it's best to strain it after blending but to each his own.
Misty G. December 20, 2015
Sounds amazing! Say, to clarify on the 2 days part--is it only good for up to 2 days; must be consumed immediately? Also, do you put in fridge? If so, would it last longer? Thank you in advance!
Gena H. December 26, 2015
Misty, yes, it should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge, and my experience is that most nut milk only lasts about 2-3 days after the day you make it (I say 2 to be safe, but you could use judgment). I know it's not a long life, but you can definitely freeze anything you don't use!