This Homemade Vanilla Macadamia Nut Milk is such a delicious and easy dairy-free option. This vegan and paleo recipe can be used in place of dairy milk. Serve it with granola or cereal, or use it as the base of a smoothie! This recipe can be made in less than 10 minutes.

two jars of macadamia nut milk on a white countertop

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 expensive 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.  

ingredients for macadamia milk recipe

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 a Blendtec or a Vitamix.

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. 

jar of macadamia milk ready to be used


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 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. 

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Here’s the printable recipe:


Vanilla Macadamia Nut Milk Recipe

A cup of milk on a table

This Homemade Vanilla Macadamia Nut Milk is such a delicious and easy dairy-free option. This vegan and paleo recipe can be used in place of dairy milk.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: High-Speed blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 3 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth, about 45 seconds.
  2. Transfer the blended milk to a pitcher and use immediately. 


  1. Keep the macadamia milk refrigerated in an air-tight container and use within 5 days.
  2. Stir or shake the pitcher before using.

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

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