Homemade Hemp Milk

Since nut-allergies are all too common, hemp milk is the perfect non-dairy milk alternative.

two glasses of homemade hemp milk with straws

Hemp seeds are a nutritional powerhouse, loaded with essential fatty acids, as well as all of the essential amino acids used to build protein in the body.

The omega-3 fatty acids found in hemp seeds can help reduce inflammation in the body, and may also lower the risk for cancer, heart disease and arthritis. They are also a source of vitamin E, which can help boost immune function and aid in red blood cell formation.

Because hemp seeds have a stronger flavor than almonds, I’ve added a couple of dates and a splash of vanilla to this recipe to make it taste similar to the store-bought versions. Feel free to adjust the flavor to suit your tastes, and enjoy it over your favorite cereal, as the base for a smoothie, or simply in an ice-cold glass!

Homemade Hemp Milk
makes 4 cups

Ingredients:

4 cups filtered water
1/2 cup hemp hearts
4 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until the hemp hearts are completely broken down. Carefully strain the mixture through a nut-milk bag and discard the pulp. (Unless you have another brilliant idea for it!)

making homemade hemp milk

Store the resulting milk in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week, and serve well-chilled.

two glasses of homemade hemp milk

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Homemade Hemp Milk
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

A creamy, nut-free and dairy-free milk alternative.

Course: Drinks
Servings: 4
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until the hemp hearts are completely broken down. Carefully strain the mixture through a nut-milk bag and discard the pulp. (Unless you have another brilliant idea for it!)
  2. Store the resulting milk in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week, and serve well-chilled.

Enjoy!

*For a chocolate variation: Try adding 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the mix, plus a few extra dates to your desired sweetness. Delicious!

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Dianne Pharo

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Nora

Hi Megan, I just made this two days ago. It’s delicious in my smoothies. I ran out of Whole Foods store-bought almond milk, so made this instead. I still prefer almond milk, but it’s nice to change the non-dairy milks around. Homemade is always better. It just tried the hemp milk in a latte, and it didn’t turn out good 🙁 But, that’s ok. I’ll stick to almond milk for hot lattes, and hemp milk for smoothies!

Nicole

I just made my fourth batch (or 5th?!) and am hooked! Whole foods kept selling out of my favorite hemp milk (the only one without carageenan) so looked for a recipe. This is so delicious, healthier and cheaper. My husband even loves it. I can’t make enough!!!
Thank you!

Leana

Love hemp milk, Plus the hemp hearts you are using are from the province of Manitoba in canada.

Much better tasting then store bought!

kathy schnepple

i used my bullet blender which comes with strainer lids of 2 sizes. the smaller strainer size worked wonderfully and no seeds ended up in my milk jar. the best part: no milk bag to clean.

Anna

A great idea for the pulp is to compost it, even if you don’t garden, just add it to the soil to nourish the ground! I see that Megan says that the pulp left is so little but whatever is left you can toss it in a planter. Thanks for this recipe. I’m going to do that right now!

Monique

I Love this recipe!!!! It’s so easy AND yummy!!! I quarter the recipe and make it fresh in my Nutribullet every time I crave it……..which really means “every day”!!! :)) Thank you for this awesome recipe!!!

Silvia Arya

Hi Megan! I just bought your book “Everyday Detox” and currently reading your blog too!! lol. I have a question about hemp milk, How much hemp milk your toddler drink in a day? You give everyday i?, it’s safe to give 2 o 3 cups everyday? I am asking because I am planning to give to my baby of 19 month old. Thanks and you are doing a great work, plz keep doing! 🙂

    Megan Gilmore

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the book! I actually don’t give my son any type of milk to drink. We will use it in smoothies every now and then, but I breastfed him until he was 3 years old, so I didn’t feel supplementation was necessary. Other than smoothies and the occasional fresh green juice, he only drinks water as a beverage.

Brenda Boyce

Thanks for this wonderful recipe. It tastes delicious. FYI I inadvertently left the hemp hearts soaking for a couple of days in the fridge and when I whizzed them discovered there was hardly any pulp to speak of. I didn’t even need to strain it. It all went into the bottle with no waste! Even better!

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