Make macadamia milk yourself and replace milk vegan is very simple. Macadamia milk is particularly creamy due to the high fat content of the macadamia nut. The slightly buttery, almond-like taste is particularly suitable for plant-based milk. The taste of macadamia milk is relatively close to cow's milk. This means you can easily substitute milk for vegan milk with macadamia milk.
You can now buy macadamia milk in big cities, but not where I live. At least I've never seen macadamia milk when I've been shopping. That's why I have a recipe here for how you can easily make your own macadamia milk.
When you make your own plant-based milk, you automatically avoid additives, preservatives, hormones, antibiotics and other harmful substances. Nuts contain far healthier fats than the saturated fatty acids in cow's milk. You also get a fresh food, which is a huge difference to pasteurized milk in particular, as pasteurized milk contains very few nutrients due to the heating process.
You can also reduce a lot of waste if you stop buying tetrapaks and make your own vegan milk instead. If you buy nuts and seeds from an unpackaged store, you can even avoid waste altogether. If you don't have an unpackaged store near you, you can still buy your nuts in plastic-free packaging and thus avoid plastic waste.
The nutritional values of macadamia milk
Macadamia nuts contain a lot of Calcium and Iron, as well as many Amino acids. The nuts are also an excellent Fat source. The dates it also contains are a good source of Carbohydrates, Potassium and Magnesium.
Make your own vegan macadamia milk - here's how
It is always best to soak nuts and seeds overnight before use. This breaks down the phytic acid and makes them easier to puree.
Recipe - make your own macadamia milk
- 600 ml water
- 80 g macadamia nuts, soaked
- 3-5 large Datesdried and pitted, depending on how sweet you like it (the dates you get here)
Wash the soaked macadamia nuts thoroughly and put them in a blender. Now add the other ingredients and puree everything. Depending on how good your blender is, you may need to pass the milk through a Nut Milk Bag or a fine-meshed cloth. The rest, which remains in the nut milk bag, you can simply process in a smoothie.
I store the nut milk in Swing-top bottles in the refrigerator, where it will keep for about 1 week.
I can use this Mixer as it has a large glass container and is low in plastic.
Tip: For a warm milk, you can simply heat the water beforehand. Add a few dates to make vegan milk with honey.
Alternatives to macadamia milk
If macadamia nuts are too expensive for you or you simply want a bit of variety, you can of course also use other nuts, kernels and seeds.
Particularly well work Hemp seedsunflower seeds and oats. When using oats, however, make sure that you use a few ice cubes and cold water, otherwise you will quickly end up with oatmeal.
Of course, you can also combine nuts and seeds to make almond sunflower seed milk or hemp cashew milk, for example. This makes replacing milk vegan more varied than ever before.
You just have to experiment a little with the proportions with other nuts. In general, you can experiment with a ratio of 1:5 (nuts:water). I would use a little less macadamia nuts as they are relatively fatty, intense and a little expensive. However, if this doesn't bother you, feel free to adapt the recipe from above.
Make your own vegan chocolate macadamia milk
You can get a chocolatey milk by simply adding 2-4 tbsp. Cocoa nibs to the standard recipe. Slightly sweet nuts, such as almonds, cashews or macadamias, are particularly suitable for vegan chocolate milk. If it's still not sweet enough for you, you can simply add a few more dates or another sweetener.
As an alternative to cocoa nibs, you can also use Cocoa powder although you should pay attention to natural production and a low degree of processing.
Instead of chocolate milk, you can of course also make your own vanilla macadamia milk. Simply use a fresh vanilla pod or some vanilla flavoring. Cinnamon or nutmeg can also be great additions to your plant-based milk.
Latte macchiato with vegan milk
As I don't drink coffee myself, I can only give you tips that I have researched. In any case, it is important to heat the milk beforehand, as it foams up much better this way. Soy milk, almond milk (including homemade) and soy rice milk are said to work particularly well. Ordinary oat milk is said to work less well.
Generally speaking, the higher the protein content, the better the milk foam.
There are now even professional barista versions of vegan milk drinks that can be used to produce particularly good milk foam. The company alpro, for example, produces a catering version of its soy milk, which is called Soya for professionals calls. You can get a special foamable oat milk from oatly here. So you can also replace milk vegan in latte macchiato.
Making vegan milk yourself - the benefits
As mentioned above, you keep your body free of any additives and preservatives, as well as other harmful substances that do not belong in your body. Plant-based milk is also the healthier alternative, as it contains healthier fats and no hormone or antibiotic residues. So if you want to do something good for yourself, you can simply substitute vegan milk.
Homemade always tastes best, doesn't it? Your vegan milk is definitely fresh. You can use your fresh plant milk in many different ways. As a milk substitute in coffee or muesli, as an additive in smoothies or for preparing desserts such as rice pudding.
You have countless variation options for your vegan milk. Sunflower seed hemp milk, cashew milk, macadamia chocolate milk, almond vanilla milk and many more - you've probably never had so much variety when drinking milk.
You can avoid a lot of waste by making your own vegan milk. You can use the swing-top bottles over and over again, so you only have a little packaging waste for the nuts. Unless you have the opportunity to store in an unpackaged store, then you can even avoid waste altogether with your homemade milk.
The production of dairy products consumes a relatively large amount of resources and produces CO2 emissions. You can find out more about this in my article Nutrition &Environment. Replacing milk with vegan products also has advantages for our environment.
So with your homemade milk, you're doing something good for both yourself, your environment, and many animals.
All the best,
P.S.: Why don't you comment on your experiences with vegan milk for your latte macchiato? What works best for you? You can also make a cream or sour cream from macadamias or cashews, you can find my post about it here.