Macadamia Nut Milk

Serving 7 Cups | Soak Time 5 Hours | Prep Time 10 Mins | Total Time 6 Hour 10 Min

Serving 7 Cups | Soak Time 5 Hours | Prep Time 10 Mins | Total Time 6 Hour 10 Min

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak macadamia nuts in filtered water for 5 hours.   
  2. Drain and rinse nuts with filtered water
  3. To your high speed blender add nuts, 7 cups water and vanilla*
  4. Blend on high for 90 seconds
  5. Here’s a step in the process that might be different from most:  *After blending I let the milk sit in the blender for about 10 minutes.  This gives the milk time to settle and the foam to gather on the top.  After the 10 minutes I scoop off all the foam.  After removing the foam my original 7 cups remain.  I dislike straining foamy milk through the nut milk bag.  
  6. After you scoop off the foam (and discard into the sink), strain the milk through a nut milk bag.  I strain the milk into an 8 cup
  7. Transfer to glass pitcher with lid and store in the fridge for up to four days

You may notice a few things about my nut milk.  First, I use a lot of water.  Why do you ask?  Well, I guess the obvious reason is it saves money, but I also like the way it tastes, so why not.  Another thing I do is scoop off the foam that forms from blending.  I do this because I don’t like straining the foam through the nut milk bag.  And lastly, I add just a teaspoon of vanilla for a little favor and a little sweet.  I keep things pretty simple.  I happen to love my nut milk, but I suggest you experiment with different water ratios and sweeteners.  Macadamia nut milk is another family favorite.  I used to buy store bought nut milk, then started making them in my Ninja blender years ago before I purchased my Vitamix.  Making nut milk is so easy, and so satisfying.  There are so many additives found in store-bought.  For example, many brands add what’s called carrageenan.  Studies reveal that carrageenan can exacerbate IBD symptoms and flares.  And I found this thread discussing the issue.  So to make nut milk, you don’t NEED a high-speed blender.  I used my Ninja for years, and it worked fine.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup raw, organic macadamia nuts
  • 7 cups filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla  

NOTES

If using a “regular” blender (not high-speed), start with 4 or 5 cups of water and blend on high for up to 2 minutes.  Add more water in future batches if you’d like.

Esmeralda Ruiz