Learn how to make your own hemp milk from hemp harts, water and optional sweetener. This easy to make plant-based milk is rich in essential amino acids, healthy fats, and is a great substitute for cow’s milk.
Homemade hemp milk is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. I enjoy hemp milk because it has many health benefits and is rich in high-quality protein and essential fatty acids. I alternate between almond milk, soy milk and hemp milk in my smoothies because they all offer different health benefits and are great options on a plant-based vegan diet.
How To Make Hemp Milk
To make hemp milk at you you will need whole hemp hearts, water and optional medjool dates or maple syrup. The dates are optional, but add a little sweetness to this plant-based beverage.
Add a cup of hemp hearts to a high-powered blender. Then, add in two cups of water and dates or sweetener if using. Blend on high for 30-60 seconds, or until the hemp is blended into the water.
Next, line a fine mesh strainer with cheese cloth and pour the milk through the strainer to remove the hemp and date pulp. Store the homemade hemp seed milk in a jar or air-tight sealed container in the refrigerator.
This homemade milk is a great alternative to other plant based milks and has a sweet nutty flavor.
Hemp Milk Variations
- Chocolate Hemp Milk: Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the milk recipe to make chocolate hemp milk.
- Hazelnut Hemp Milk: Mix a 1/4 cup of hazelnuts to the blender with the hemp hearts and blend well. This is a delicious milk mix that offers a lovely hazelnut flavor.
- Vanilla Hemp Milk: Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder to make a sweet vanilla nut milk.
Where can I buy hemp seeds?
Hemp seeds are widely available in health food stores, specialty grocery stores, and online. You can purchase them in their whole form or as shelled hemp seeds (also known as hemp hearts). Make sure to choose high-quality, organic hemp seeds for the best results.
Is homemade hemp milk suitable for people with allergies?
Hemp milk is generally well-tolerated and considered hypoallergenic. It is naturally free of common allergens such as lactose, soy, and nuts, making it suitable for people with dairy, soy, or nut allergies. However, as with any new food, it’s advisable to exercise caution if you have specific allergies or sensitivities. Consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.
Can I use hemp milk in cooking and baking?
Absolutely! Hemp milk can be used as a substitute for dairy milk in various recipes, including smoothies, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, tea, and baked goods. It adds a creamy texture and a subtle nutty flavor to your favorite dishes.
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How To Make Hemp Milk
This homemade hemp milk is a great dairy-free milk alternative that’s easy to make and rich is essential amino acids!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- Category: Beverages
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup hemp hearts
- 2 cups filtered water
- Optional: 2 dates, maple syrup, vanilla extract and sea salt
- Pour the hemp hearts and water into a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 30-60 seconds, or until the hemp hearts are blended into the water. Add in the dates and other ingredients if using, and blend until combined.
- Strain the hemp milk with a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag.
- Pour the strained milk into a clean container or glass mason jar. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 272
- Fat: 19.6g
- Carbohydrates: 4.5
- Protein: 12.8g