Chocolate Macadamia Milk

Recipe taken from Power Blender Revolution by Vanessa Simkins

This rich mixture feels lush and silky smooth on your tongue.  If chocolate milk is your thing, give this one a try. Bonus - your kids might love it, too.

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Sugar

Makes 3 cups

1 cup raw unroasted Macadamias

3 cups filtered water

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons honey, maple syrup or agave, optional for sweetness

1 tablespoon coconut butter, optional for a thicker, creamier milk

  1. Soak the macadamias in a bowl of water for 2 hours.  Once the nuts are hydrated and plump, dump the water and rinse the nuts.  
  2. Place the macadamias, vanilla, cocoa powder, water, coconut butter and sweetener in your blender container.  Blend until smooth.
  3. Macadamia milk is pretty smooth unstrained, but if you like a smoother milk with no nut sediment in it, strain it through a nut milk bag, fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth before consuming.

Blending Tip  A french press, typically used for coffee, is a great alternative to a nut milk bag or fine mesh strainer when making your non-dairy milks.