This supereasy ice cream topping is an excellent DIY gift: It’s fast to make, simple to double (or even triple!) and has unlimited variations. We like this version, with pistachios, macadamia nuts and coconut, but you could add almonds, cashews, pepitas, crumbled nori or even sweet spices. We like to serve this version on chocolate ice cream, but it’s also fantastic on pistachio, strawberry or vanilla. Slideshow: More Crunchy Nut Recipes
Macadamia nuts are mainly grown in Hawaii and Australia, and due to low crop yields, they’re quite expensive. Macadamias are fattier than other nuts, making them a delicious addition to cookies and pastries, but these nuts are also rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Crushed macadamias make a great addition to apple crisp, toasted nuts add crunch to green salads, and chopped macadamia nuts add buttery flavor to white chocolate cookies. Here, our best recipes.
Macadamias add crunch and an unexpected buttery richness to this salad. Slideshow: Terrific Green Salads
To make the dairy-free nut cream she serves over her delicious grilled zucchini ribbons, Alyssa Gorelick thickens macadamia milk with xanthan gum, available at health food stores. She drizzles the extra cream on stir-fries.