Hemp milk is incredibly fast and easy to make, with no soaking required. Throw everything into a blender and blend until creamy, that’s it! Perfect for those with nut or soy allergies.

milk pouring in a cup from a jar with hemp seeds in background

Hemp milk is surprisingly creamy and smooth, and making it at home is a breeze. Hemp milk lattes are my personal favorite, and I also love it in oatmeal.

Ingredients needed

You only need a few ingredients to make this milk, and no soaking is needed, so it comes together in less than 5 minutes!

  • Hulled hemp seeds – Also called hemp hearts, you can find these at nearly any grocery store in the health food section.
  • Water
  • Pure maple syrup – Hemp seeds have quite a strong, nutty flavor, so I use a little extra sweetener. But please omit if you plan on using it in savory dishes.
  • Vanilla – Again, omit if you are using it in savory dishes, but vanilla hemp milk is wonderful.

How to make hemp milk

It’s super simple. Add 3/4 cup hemp seeds to a blender, along with 4 cups of water, maple syrup to taste (3-4 tbs) and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.

blender with hemp seeds and water, not yet smooth

Blend until creamy and smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Pour into containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It can also be frozen if needed.

Can I use a regular blender?

Making hemp milk works best in a high powered blender, but it will work okay using a regular blender. It probably won’t get as smooth and rich, and I would strain it though a nut bag to make sure there isn’t so much sediment.

blender with foamy, creamy white milk in it, from top

Where to use hemp milk

You can use it anywhere you would dairy milk, such as over cereal, in oatmeal or smoothies.

It’s also a great alternative for any vegan recipe that calls for almond or soy milk. Try using it in any of these recipes:

large jar of hemp milk with hemp seeds in background, grey in back

If you enjoyed this post on how to make hemp milk, make sure to check out my other plant milk tutorials:

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How to Make Hemp Milk

Hemp milk is incredibly fast and easy to make, with no soaking required. Throw everything into a blender and blend until creamy, that's it! Perfect for those with nut or soy allergies.
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Ingredients

Optional

  • 3-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • To a high powered blender, add the hemp seeds, water and optional ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes until creamy and white.
  • Pour into containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It can also be frozen.

Notes

  1. For storage, I like these larger glass milk jugs, or sometimes I use these little glass containers as well.
  2. Hemp milk has quite a strong flavor, which is why I use a little extra maple syrup. But you don’t have to use any sweetener or vanilla, and you shouldn’t if you plan to use it in savory recipes.
  3. It’s not necessary to strain it, but if you want a thinner, smoother milk you can strain it through a nut milk bag.

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 8 servings, Calories: 130kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 7mg, Potassium: 17mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 97IU, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 3mg

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