Macadamia Nut Milk
- Soak macadamia nuts in filtered water for 5 hours.
- Drain and rinse nuts with filtered water
- To your high speed blender add nuts, 7 cups water and vanilla*
- Blend on high for 90 seconds
- 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.
- 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
- 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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- 1 cup raw, organic macadamia nuts
- 7 cups filtered water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
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.