This Vanilla Hemp Milk recipe uses protein-rich hemp seeds which are also a nice source of omega-3 fatty acids. This dairy-free milk alternative works great on cereals, coffee creamer, or base of a chia pudding.
This homemade Vanilla Hemp Milk is my favorite non-dairy milk of the moment (see my almond milk and macadamia nut milk-making guides from the past). This recipe is pretty awesome because it requires no straining through a nut milk bag, which ensures that you get the full nutrition from the hemp seed, including fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
I prefer to purchase the organic hemp seeds which you can find online or at most natural food stores. Making the milk is as easy as combining hemp seeds and dates in a high-speeed blender (see my review of my Blendtec):
Plus, water and vanilla. 30 seconds later and you get a frothy, beautiful Vanilla Hemp Milk.
That’s it! I mean, honestly, how easy is that? Hemp milk keeps easily for up to 5 days in a tightly sealed container stored in the refrigerator, and it doesn’t separate too badly…just give it a quick shake if need be.
I prefer to use hemp milk for raw (non-cooked) recipes to preserve the healthy fats, a chia pudding with blueberries is one example. To make the pudding, just combine 1/2 cup of the hemp milk with 3 tablespoons of chia seeds and top with fresh blueberries.
Here’s the recipe for my Vanilla Hemp Milk:Print
Vanilla hemp milk is a delicious dairy-free milk that can be made in minutes.
- 1 cup hemp seeds (use less for a thinner milk)
- 4 cups filtered water
- 6–8 deglet noor dates, pitted
- 1 vanilla bean or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine the hemp seeds, filtered water, and pitted dates in the pitcher of a high-speed blender.
- 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.
- Process the contents in the pitcher on high for about 30 seconds. You do not need to strain the milk, and it will stay fresh for up to 5 day in the refrigerator.
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 50
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