Monday, May 26, 2008

Macadamia Nut "Milk"

I was surprised how easy it was to make this. My hubbie and I thought this was yummy and had potential; kids didn't seem to like it, although I hadn't added any salt or sweetner or anything -- it was straight macadamia nut milk. This is naturally gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF), and soy-free.

raw, whole macadamia nuts (as many as you want)

Soak your macadamia nuts in water overnight; use just enough water to cover the nuts. I used another glass to weigh them down in the water (see photo). The next day, put the nuts + water in a blender/food processor. Pulse until well mixed. Use a cheesecloth to strain the "milk" from the pulp. (Don't laugh, but because I didn't have a cheesecloth, I used a clean cloth diaper! Don't worry, we never used cloth diapers as actual diapers, just as burp cloths!)

You will make as much milk as you have nuts. Save the pulp and use it for something else. (FYI, obviously, macadamia nut milk is expensive. A cheaper option would be homemade rice milk, done the same way as this, but I think you cook the rice first. I will try this next!)

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