Here’s how to make Vanilla Hemp Milk for a delicious, creamy dairy free option that is vegan and paleo. Use this recipe for smoothies, chia puddings, or on your cereal.
How to Make Homemade Vanilla Hemp Milk
This homemade Vanilla Hemp Milk is my favorite non-dairy milk of the moment. 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. It also means that it is super easy and fast to make, taking all of 10 minutes from start to finish.
Of course, you’ll need to start with hemp seeds, also called hemp hearts. I like to buy organic hemp seeds online or at any natural foods stores. I’ve even found them at Costco. If you’ve never had hemp seeds, they are fairly neutral in flavor, tender, with just a little bit of crunch. I think they are just delightful when eaten in their raw form.
All you really need to make creamy, delicious hemp milk is hemp seeds, water, dates, and a vanilla bean. If you don’t have a vanilla bean, you can always use vanilla extract or just leave it out.
Hemp Milk Recipe
Then, you literally just combine the ingredients, blend them for 30 seconds in a high-speed blender, and then pour into a glass container for storage. The hemp milk will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. If it separates before you use it, just give it a quick shake.
How to Use Hemp Milk
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.
Other Dairy-Free Milk Recipes
If you like this recipe, you might like my other vegan, plant-based milk recipes. You might also like my article with the six health reasons why you should consider going dairy-free.
- Cashew Milk
Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk
Macadamia Nut Milk
Oat Milk Creamer
Vanilla Coconut Milk Beverage
Here’s the recipe for how to make homemade Vanilla Hemp Milk:Print
Vanilla hemp milk is a delicious dairy-free milk that can be made in minutes
- 1 cup hemp seeds
- 3 1/2 cups filtered water
- 4 Medjool 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.
Give the hemp milk a shake before using if you find that it separates.
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