Macadamia nut milk is a delicious and nutritious dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk. It’s high in antioxidants and healthy fats, and has a creamy texture that makes it perfect for drinking or using in recipes.

Making your own macadamia nut milk is easy and affordable, and it gives you control over the ingredients used. Let me show you how easy it is to make!

jar of homemade macadamia nut milk.

Macadamia milk has gotten really popular as a plant-based milk alternative. There’s good reason because it’s super creamy and delicious. There are lots of health benefits in macadamia nuts, too, so consider this dairy-free milk recipe as part of a healthy diet. 

Skip the boxed versions of macadamia milk at the store and make your own! Macadamia nuts are expensive, but you’ll save money and reduce the waste from packaging when you make this homemade version.

I recommend buying raw, organic macadamia nuts online to get the best price. You can also buy them in bulk from your local health food store.  

bowl of macadamia nuts.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • You don’t have to soak macadamia nuts before you blend them.
  • This recipe is done in less than 10 minutes!
  • Macadamia nut milk is super creamy and is perfect for putting in coffee or using on cereal or in smoothies.

Key Ingredients

ingredients for macadamia milk recipe.

Macadamia nuts make the base of this homemade nut milk.

Filtered water helps the nuts blend into a creamy beverage.

Dates sweeten the milk and even add some fiber.

Vanilla extract helps add depth of flavor to this homemade nut milk.

Recipe Steps

Step One

To make vanilla macadamia milk that is sweetened with dates, you just need to combine the macadamia nuts, water, dates, and vanilla extract in the pitcher of a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

macadamia nuts and water in the pitcher of a vitamix.

Step Two

Blend the ingredients until creamy, about 30-45 seconds.

blended macadamia milk in a vitamix.

Step Three

Use your homemade macadamia nut milk as you would normal dairy milk. You can serve it with granola or cereal, or as the base of a smoothie.

Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator, and use your macadamia milk within 5 days for the best results. Just give the jar a shake before you use it, if you find the the milk starts to separate. 

glass of macadamia milk on a table with fresh nuts.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Want a low-sugar option? Just leave out the dates or use your favorite sugar-free sweetener (see my list of the best natural sugar substitutes).
  • If you plan to use your macadamia milk in a savory recipe, leave out the dates and vanilla.
  • Keep the macadamia milk refrigerated in a covered container and use within 5 days.
  • Stir or shake the pitcher before using.

Recipe FAQs

Why is macadamia nut milk better than almond milk?

One is not necessarily better than the other, it really just depends on personal preference. Macadamia nuts tend to be more expensive than almonds. Macadamia nut milk is easier to make than homemade almond milk because you don’t have to strain it. 

Don’t you have to strain macadamia nut milk?

No, you don’t need to strain this nut milk. Macadamia nuts do not have a skin, so the milk is very creamy when blended, and does not require straining. 

Can I use roasted macadamia nuts to make milk?

It’s best to use raw nuts as opposed to roasted nuts because the raw nuts are softer.

tall glass of macadamia nut milk.

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jar of macadamia nut milk on a tray.

Macadamia Milk Recipe


Description

Macadamia nut milk is a delicious and nutritious dairy-free alternative to cow’s milk. It’s high in antioxidants and healthy fats, and has a creamy texture that makes it perfect for drinking or using in recipes. Making your own macadamia nut milk is easy and affordable, and it gives you control over the ingredients used.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts (unroasted and unsalted)
  • 3 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. To make vanilla macadamia milk, you just need to combine the macadamia nuts, water, dates, and vanilla extract in the pitcher of a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients until creamy, about 30-45 seconds.
  3. Transfer the blended milk to a pitcher. 

Notes

  1. Want a low-sugar option? Just leave out the dates or use your favorite sugar-free sweetener (see my list of the best natural sugar substitutes).
  2. If you plan to use your macadamia milk in a savory recipe, leave out the dates and vanilla.
  3. Keep the macadamia milk refrigerated in a covered container and use within 5 days.
  4. Stir or shake the pitcher before using.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: High-Speed blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: how to make macadamia nut milk at home, vitamix macadamia milk, date-sweetened nut milk

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