Macadamia Nut "Cream Cheese" (raw)

Macadamia nuts are used to substitute for creams in a number of raw food recipes, so they are clearly the go-to nut for a cream cheese stand in. 

This recipe is of mid-level complexity.  There are some that use only Macadamia nuts with water while others blend together different nuts and seasoning.  This seemed like a good, basic place to start and results in a cheese that can be used in a million different ways.  Can't wait to start using this in some new recipes as soon as possible!

  • 2 cups Macadamia Nuts
  • 2 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 3 probiotic capsules
  • Cheese cloth or nut milk bag
  • Strainer
  • Really good food processor or blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Spatula
  • Place nuts, coconut oil and 2 cups of water in the blender or food processor
  • Blend until super-creamy (took a few minutes in a Vita-Mix)
  • Open probiotic capsules, dissolve in 1/2 cup of warm water
  • Pour water/probitics into nuts and stir
  • Pour mixture into nut milk bag
  • Twist the top of the bag and place into strainer
  • Place bowls/random dishes on top to press down cheese
  • Allow to sit in a warm, dry location for 24 hours
  • Remove from bag and place in fridge until chilled
  • Serve!



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    7 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Love love the looks of this recipe! Question, just tried it and it is very liquid-y... just went right through my nut milk bag. I used cashews instead of macadamia nuts, and blended them thoroughly in my Vitamix to a beautiful smooth liquid. If I can't get it to "set" I might just have to use it in smoothies? ;-) Would love to figure it out though, your final picture looks so amazing!


    ok, thanks
    shes already been bitten by a snake and broke a toe on the same foot, so its aged her
    so thanks for the warning!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Fantastic! Looks delicious.

    Just a reminder to keep away from dogs, as macadamia nuts are very toxic to them.