In the world of plant milks, macadamia milk has a special place. Due to its distinct taste, macadamia milk uses range from common to some very unique.
In this blog, I take you through some of the most amazing ways to use macadamia nut milk at home.
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Vegans have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a plant based. Macadamia milk, a relatively new entry, is slowly gaining a hold in the market. In case, you’ve picked it up too, here are the top macadamia milk uses you need to try –
1. Gulp Down the Macadamia Milk As Such
Macadamia milk has a very mild taste which makes it a perfect drink to be consumed as such.
Macadamia milk has a mild nutty and creamy taste, with a hint of sweetness. So, you can drink it as such or add a natural sweetener if you like your milk a little sweet.
2. Add Macadamia Milk to Your Cereal
Macadamia milk is a great choice for pairing with a bowl of granola, cereal or oatmeal.
The pleasant taste blends in perfectly with your cereal without overpowering the taste of the original cereal as such.
3. Macadamia Milk Makes for a Delicious Yogurt
Macadamia milk has a higher concentration of fats when compared to other kinds of plant milks which makes it naturally more creamier. The yogurt made from macadamia milk thus retains the creaminess of the milk.
To make macadamia milk yogurt all you need to do is heat up the macadamia milk and later add to it a yogurt starter. Let it sit in a warm place or yogurt maker for a few hours and your smooth yogurt is ready to eat.
4. Use Macadamia Milk as a Coffee or Tea Creamer
If you are bored of using oat milk and almond milk in your tea or coffee, it’s time to try macadamia milk.
Unlike many other plant milks, macadamia milk isn’t very watery. The taste is creamy and yet not too strong. For coffee and tea, macadamia is one of the best vegan milk options.
5. With Overnight Oats, Macadamia Milk Is a Hit
Overnight oats is one of my favourite breakfasts, not only because it’s delicious but also because it is very nutritious and comes together quickly.
Just soak your oats in macadamia milk and add to it some chia seeds, date syrup / or maple syrup and chopped nuts. Keep this in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy it in the morning for a satisfying taste.
6. Make Vegan Kefir With Macadamia Milk
Kefir is a fermented beverage which is rich in a lot of good bacteria also known as probiotics. Although originally made using cow’s milk, kefir can be easily made using plant based milk including macadamia milk.
Add about 1/4 cup water kefir grains to 4 cups of macadamia milk in a jar. Close the jar and leave in a warm place to ferment for 24-48 hours. Once the kefir is prepared, you can store it in the refrigerator for about 3-5 days.
7. Macadamia Milk for Shakes & Smoothies
As I have pointed put a number of times, macadamia milk is rich and creamy. This makes it a perfect base for smoothies and milkshakes.
Use it to make your favourite smoothie recipes or just blend it with a fruit and some sweetener.
8. Prepare Yummy Ice Cream With Macadamia Milk
A great way to use macadamia milk is to use it to prepare popsicles and ice creams. Since macadamia milk is rich in good fats, the ice cream will have a smooth and rich texture.
The best part about using macadamia milk for ice creams is that it goes really well with all kinds of flavour, be it coconut or chocolate.
9. Use Macadamia Milk As a Base for Your Curries
The richness of macadamia milk also makes it an ideal choice for a curry base.TIf you want to make your curry smooth and creamy, add to it some macadamia milk.
The macadamia milk balances out the spices well and enhances the creaminess of the base especially when used in chichen curries.
10. Prepare Delicious Cocktails & Mocktails With Macadamia Milk
Ever tried using plant milk for a cocktail? If you haven’t, you need to. Macadamia milk’s mild and creamy flavour is perfect for cocktails like pina colada and white Russian.
For mocktails, simply leave out the spirits and enjoy a flavoursome and refreshing drink.
11. Add Macadamia Milk to Your Baking
Macadamia milk is also a good option when it comes to baking. Add it to your cake, muffin, pancake or cookie batter.
In case you are using almond milk for baking, macadamia milk would be an even better alternative.
12. Boost Your Immunity With Macadamia Golden Milk
Golden milk or turmeric milk, a popular Indian drink is becoming popular all over the globe for its benefits. Traditionally made using cow’s milk, you can easily replace it with any plant milk as well.
Just warm up your macadamia milk and add turmeric and other spices like cinnamon. Enjoy this delicious creamy and healthful drink, preferably before bed.
13. Replace Dairy With Macadamia Milk for Mashed Potatoes
For vegans, macadamia milk can be a good replacement for milk and cream in mashed potatoes.
The richness of macadamia milk can make your mashed potatoes creamy without giving it a strong flavour as in case of other nut milks.
14. Macadamia Milk Is An Excellent Soup Thickener
If you’ve been using cream as a soup thickener, you have got to try macadamia milk.
The creaminess of macadamia milk will give your soup the richness it deserves.
15. Make a Buttery Condensed Milk With Macadamia Milk
Why use coconut condensed milk in everything when you can make a more subtle cone with macadamia milk.
In a thick button saucepan, pour 2 cups of macadamia milk. Bring this to boil, stirring occasionally. Add brown sugar (optional) and reduce the heat to let it simmer. Use this buttery tasting condensed milk as per your needs.
16. Try Your Favourite Hot Chocolate With Macadamia Milk
I bet your hot chocolate will never taste better than the one made in macadamia milk.
The buttery and creamy taste of macadamia goes very well with cocoa, making it a super comforting drink.
17. Make Sweet Treats With Macadamia Milk
Macadamia milk is your pal if you like to make sweet treats. You can use it for making almost any dessert.
You can make anything ranging from puddings, to truffles and cookies.
I hope next time you buy or prepare macadamia milk at home, you try it in these unique ways. In case you know of a unique way of using macadamia milk, I would love to try it too.
Frequently Asked Questions About Macadamia Milk Uses
- Is macadamia milk good in coffee?
Ans. Yes, macadamia tastes quite well in coffee as well as tea. Since it froths well, you can also use it in lattes. The naturally present vanilla scent goes very well with hot beverages.
- Is macadamia milk good to drink?
Ans. Macadamia milk has a creamy and mildly nutty taste. It has a hint of sweetness to it.
- Can macadamia milk be heated?
Ans. Yes, macadamia milk can be heated. However, while heating, increase the heat gradually and stir continuously to avoid curdling.
- How long does macadamia milk last after opening?
Ans. An opened carton of macadamia milk can last in the refrigerator for anywhere between 7-10 days. However, make sure you check the label.
- Is macadamia milk hydrating?
Ans. Macadamia milk contains a good proportion of healthy fats and a large amount of water. This makes it an extremely hydrating drink.
- Is macadamia milk good for weight loss?
Ans. Macadamia milk is very low in calories. Replacing milk with macadamia milk can help in your weight loss journey.