Learn to make your own hemp milk in 5 minutes with just 4 ingredients! This creamy plant-based milk is the perfect substitute for dairy milk and so easy to make.
Do-It-Yourself nut and seed milks are easier to make than you might think. You can have fresh, creamy plant-based milk at any time for a fraction of the cost and in minutes. If you’ve already tried my homemade oat milk or pecan milk, it’s time to try this one.
Ingredients for homemade hemp milk
Pitted dates (optional but recommended)
Be sure to use hemp hearts which you might also see as hulled hemp hearts. Hemp hearts are soft and easy to chew or blend. You don’t have to use salt but it does help with flavor.
This recipe works best with a high-speed blender. Using a high-speed blender eliminates the need for straining the milk and yet you’ll still get creamy, rich hemp milk.
Hemp Milk Recipe Video
Watch me whip this recipe up in the video below. In it, I offer up a few tips for achieving the creamiest hemp milk! I’ll show you the strainer I used but you can also use a nut milk bag or nothing at all.
Hemp seeds are ideal for making a dairy-free, nut-free milk option. If you have an allergy to tree nuts and many of the other common plant milks, hemp milk might be a good option to try.
Benefits of hemp seeds
Hemp seeds are nutritious. They are a great source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids – notably omega 3s and 6s. Hemp seeds also contain protein.
Using hemp hearts makes for an easy, no-strain milk, but you won’t get as much fiber in these shelled hemp seeds. Seeds that contain the hull are available and provide more fiber. You can use those for adding nutty flavor to salads and other dishes.
IMPORTANT: Remember that when (if) you strain the milk, you will lose some of the nutrients. The milk will contain less fiber and less protein among other changes.
How to use hemp milk
Use your homemade milk in much the same way you’d use regular milk. It’s the perfect way to add creaminess and protein to smoothies and good in hot and cold drinks. Here are some ways to use it
- Pour onto cold cereal.
- Use to cook or add creaminess to oatmeal or your favorite hot cereal.
- Add hemp milk to berries or vegetables to whip up a smoothie
Create your own flavored milk. Blend in cocoa powder, fresh or freeze-dried strawberries, a little espresso, or vanilla extract and chill for fun flavors that taste a little like dessert!
While it’s easy to buy hemp milk by brands such as Pacific or online or at Whole Foods or Sprouts in major cities, making it at home takes just 5 minutes.
How long does it last?
Store your hemp milk in a sealed container for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. Shake it well before pouring into your smoothie mix or on cereal.
Homemade Hemp Milk
- ½ cup hemp hearts
- 2 pitted dates
- 4 cups filtered water
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Puree until smooth and creamy. Pour the milk into a sieve or nut milk bag. This step is optional but it does help to create a smoother, creamier milk.
- Funnel the milk into a jar or other container with a lid. Store sealed in the refrigerator, 3-5 days.