Here’s a super easy and delicious Vanilla Hemp Milk Recipe that you can make at home in just a few minutes. This non-dairy milk is vegan, paleo, and nut-free. Skip the store-bought version and make your own instead!

vanilla hemp milk in tall jar with stainless steel straw.

Hemp milk is one of the best non-dairy milks you can make. It’s creamy, has a nice flavor, and doesn’t require straining through a nut milk bag. Hemp seeds are very nutritious and sustainable. Best of all, this recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Save money and make your own hemp milk instead of buying it in a box.
  • Hemp milk is nutritious and is great on granola, cereal, in smoothies, or in chia pudding.
  • This Vanilla Hemp Milk recipe uses vanilla bean or vanilla extract, plus dates to sweeten. It’s creamy and delicious!
hulled hemp seeds in a wooden bowl with a spoon.

Key Ingredients

Hemp hearts make the base of this hemp milk recipe. Look for organic hulled hemp seeds online or in most grocery stores.

Filtered water gets blended with the hemp seeds to make the milk. Try to avoid unfiltered tap water as it may impart a chlorine flavor to your milk.

Vanilla adds a lovely flavor to the milk. You can use the seeds of a vanilla bean or vanilla extract in this recipe.

Dates add sweetness. Feel free to leave out the dates or use whatever sweetener you like. Maple syrup would also be a nice option.

ingredients for making vanilla hemp milk on a countertop

Recipe Steps

Step One

In the base of a high-speed blender like a Vitamix Explorian, combine the water, hemp seeds, vanilla, and dates.

Step Two

Put the lid on the blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds, or until the mixture is thick and creamy.

Step Three

Pour your blended hemp milk into a jar and serve immediately. Or, store it covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The milk will be sweeter once it has chilled.

blended hemp milk in a glass jar on countertop.

Recipes Tips & Substitutions

  • You can use the seeds of a vanilla bean or vanilla extract in this recipe.
  • If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you can still make this recipe. Your milk just won’t be as creamy and may separate after its blended.
  • You can easily cut this recipe in half if you want to make a smaller batch.
  • Store your blended Vanilla Hemp Milk in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Simply shake the jar before serving if you find the hemp milk separates.
  • You can use hemp milk to replace dairy milk with cereal, granola, or chia pudding.
chia pudding with berries on top.

Recipe FAQs

How long does hemp milk last in the fridge?

Your homemade hemp milk will last up to 5-7 days in the refrigerator.

What does hemp milk taste like?

It has a slight grassy flavor which is why I like to mix it with vanilla and dates. This recipe tastes neutral and slightly sweet.

Can you cook with hemp milk?

You can, but it tends to be thinner than other non-dairy milks including soy milk or coconut milk. I don’t generally recommend cooking with hemp milk.

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hemp milk in a jar with silver straw.

Vanilla Hemp Milk Recipe


Description

Here’s a super easy and delicious Vanilla Hemp Milk Recipe that you can make at home in just a few minutes. This non-dairy milk is vegan, paleo, and nut-free. Skip the store-bought version and make your own instead!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 3 1/4 cups filtered water
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 vanilla bean (just the seeds) or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine the hemp seeds, filtered water, and pitted dates in the pitcher of a high-speed blender.
  2. Use a paring knife to cut off the ends of the vanilla bean. Then, hold the bean firmly against a cutting board and slice the bean lengthwise. Open the bean and scrape out the seeds, adding them to the pitcher. Discard the empty vanilla bean pod. Or, if you don’t have a vanilla bean, then just use vanilla extract.
  3. Put the lid on the blender and blend on high for about 30-45 seconds, or until the milk is thick and creamy. You do not need to strain the milk before serving.

Notes

  1. You can use the seeds of a vanilla bean or vanilla extract in this recipe.
  2. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, you can still make this recipe. Your milk just won’t be as creamy and may separate after its blended.
  3. You can easily cut this recipe in half if you want to make a smaller batch.
  4. Store your blended Vanilla Hemp Milk in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Simply shake the jar before serving if you find the hemp milk separates.
  5. You can use hemp milk to replace dairy milk with cereal, granola, or chia pudding.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: how to make hemp milk, vegan hemp milk, dairy free milk recipe

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