Here’s a super easy and delicious Homemade Hemp Milk recipe that is dairy-free, vegan, and paleo. Use this recipe for coffee, smoothies, chia puddings, or granola for a nutritious, plant-based option.

vanilla hemp milk in glass jar

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.

hemp milk ingredients on a white board

Recipe Steps

Step One

Gather your ingredients, including 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.

Step Two

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.

Step Three

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.

milk in jar with hemp seeds surrounding it

How to Serve

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 ways to use hemp milk include: as a coffee creamer, as the base of a green smoothie, or on top of granola. See my recipe for Homemade Grain-Free Pumpkin Spice Granola.

chia pudding with blueberries


How long does hemp milk last in the fridge?

I generally only keep it for about 5 days.

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?

I don’t, since I want to preserve the healthy fats. Almond milk is probably a better choice for dairy-free cooked or baked recipes.

What if I don’t have a high-speed blender?

This recipe can really only be made in a Vitamix or Blendtec, since you need the high-speed motor to truly blend the hemp seeds and make for a creamy result.

Other Dairy-Free Milk Recipes You Might Like

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.

Or, check out my round-up of the best dairy-free milk recipes.

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Hemp Milk Recipe

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Vanilla hemp milk is a delicious dairy-free milk that can be made in minutes


  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 3 1/4 cups filtered water
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 vanilla bean or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  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. 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.


  1. Give the hemp milk a shake before using if you find that it separates.
  • 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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