Macadamia orgeat
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Macadamia orgeat

Pronounced or-gee-at (with a soft ‘gee’), this simple sweet syrup has the subtle flavour of macadamias and orange flower. It is refreshing served over ice after dinner or with chilled soda water as a mocktail or aperitif.
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Course Drinks
Preference Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan
Perfect for Healthy Snack
Skill level Easy


  • 2 cups macadamias
  • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar raw
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp orange flower water (or 1 tablespoon orange blossoms)


  • Place the macadamias in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. 
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes to reduce slightly. Add the macadamias and bring back to the boil. 
  • Turn off the heat, add the orange flower water or blossoms, cover with a lid and allow to stand for about 8 hours or overnight. 
  • Strain the liquid through a fine strainer into a small bottle or jar. 
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.Serve over ice with soda water and mandarin slices.


You might also like to try this delicious Macadamia milk bubble tea.


Calories: 3085kcalCarbohydrates: 337gProtein: 21gFat: 203gSaturated Fat: 32gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 158gSodium: 31mgPotassium: 992mgFiber: 23gSugar: 312gVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 240mgIron: 10mg

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