Gluten free, Dairy free, Egg free
1 cup unsalted macadamia nuts
4 cups filtered water plus more for soaking
1 tsp vanilla extract optional
1 TBSP maple syrup or a few drops of liquid stevia extract optional
Place the macadamia nuts in a large bowl.
Cover them completely with water.
Soak for at least two hours. They are considered a quick soaking nut, so 2-4 hours is plenty.
Discard the water and rinse well several times.
Blend the macadamia nuts, 4 cups of water, and vanilla and maple syrup if using for 2-3 minutes until completely smooth.
Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer or a cheesecloth. This is optional but ensures a smoother finished macadamia milk. If you skip this step, just make sure to shake well before using.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.