Toasted Macadamia Nut Milk | Yup, it's Vegan

Toasted Macadamia Nut Milk

Toasted macadamia nut milk, with a heavenly nutty flavor and creamy consistency that makes it the perfect substitute for dairy milk in breakfast, coffee, and dessert. Only 2 ingredients (plus water) are needed for this amazing vegan drink.
Course beverages, nondairy milk
Cuisine gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, sugar-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword macadamia milk, macadamia nut milk
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Total Yield 3 to 5 cups of milk
Calories Per Serving 80 kcal
Author Yup, it's Vegan


  • 1 cup macadamia nuts (either raw or dry-roasted)
  • 3 to 5 cups just-boiled water
  • pinch salt (if nuts are unsalted)
  • (optional) sweetener of choice, to taste


  1. Have a blender ready.
  2. Preheat a large skillet on the stove over medium heat. Add the macadamia nuts in a single layer. (If they're already toasted, we're just re-toasting them for a minute or two to add a bit more flavor).
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring very frequently, until the macadamia nuts are just starting to turn golden brown and smell fragrant. For pre-roasted nuts, this will only take a minute. For raw nuts, this will take around 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Immediately transfer the toasted macadamia nuts to the blender and add the water. Let the nuts and water soak together in the blender for a few minutes before blending.
  5. Blend together the macadamia nuts and water until the mixture appears very smooth. (If desired, also add in sweetener to taste.) This could take up to 3-4 minutes depending on your blender.
  6. Strain the mixture through a nut milk bag, squeezing out as much excess liquid as you can. If a nut milk bag is unavailable, use a fine mesh sieve, layered with cheesecloth if available.
  7. Allow the toasted macadamia nut milk to cool to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator. It will keep for a week.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are calculated using 5 cups of water.

Nutrition Facts
Toasted Macadamia Nut Milk
Amount Per Serving (1 half cup)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.