This Homemade Pumpkin Seed Milk is such a delicious and easy dairy-free recipe. Serve it with granola or cereal, or use it as the base of a smoothie! This vegan and paleo recipe can be made in less than 10 minutes.

pumpkin seed milk in a jar with a striped towel

Pumpkin seed milk is one of the easiest and most delicious of the dairy-free plant-based milks. I almost always have a jar of homemade pumpkin seed milk in my refrigerator. You can use it for smoothies, cereals, coffee, chia puddings, or even for baking.

I recommend buying organic, sprouted pumpkin seeds online to get the best price. You can also buy them in bulk from your local health food store.  

photo with labeled ingredients for pumpkin seed milk

Recipe Steps

Step One

To make homemade pumpkin seed milk that is sweetened with dates, you just need to combine the pumpkin seeds, water, dates, sea salt, and vanilla extract in the pitcher of a high-speed blender, like a a Blendtec or a Vitamix.

ingredients for pumpkin seed milk in a blender ready to be blended

Step Two

Blend the ingredients until creamy, about 20-30 seconds. You may notice that the pumpkin seed milk has a slight green tinge to it, but that is completely normal.

blended pumpkin seed milk in vitamix

Step Three

Use your homemade pumpkin seed milk as you would normal dairy milk. You can serve it with granola or cereal, or as the base of a smoothie. This flavorful dairy-free milk can also be used as a coffee creamer.

Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator, and use your pumpkin seed milk within 5 days for the best results. Just give the jar a shake before you use it, if you find the the milk starts to separate. 

pumpkin seed milk in a jar with foam on top

FAQs

Why is pumpkin seed milk better than almond milk?

One is not necessarily better than the other, it really just depends on personal preference. Pumpkin seed milk is easier to make than almond milk because you don’t have to strain it. 

Don’t you have to strain pumpkin seed milk?

Nope! Pumpkin seeds do not have a skin, so the milk is very creamy when blended, and does not require straining. 

I don’t have sprouted pumpkin seeds, I just have regular pumpkin seeds. Is this okay?

Yes, you can use regular or sprouted pumpkin seeds for this recipe.

Other Dairy-Free Milk Recipes You Might Like

Or, if you’re looking for inspiration on how to use your dairy-free milk, be sure to check out my index of Dairy-Free Smoothies!

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blended pumpkin seed milk recipe

Pumpkin Seed Milk


Description

This Homemade Pumpkin Seed Milk is such a delicious and easy dairy-free recipe. Serve it with granola or cereal, or use it as the base of a smoothie! This vegan and paleo recipe can be made in less than 10 minutes.


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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 2 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. To make homemade pumpkin seed milk, you just need to combine the pumpkin seeds, water, dates, sea salt, and vanilla extract in the pitcher of a high-speed blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients until creamy, about 20-30 seconds.
  3. Transfer the blended pumpkin seed milk to a pitcher. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator.

Notes

  • Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator, and use your pumpkin seed milk within 5 days for the best results. Just give the jar a shake before you use it, if you find the the milk starts to separate.
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: dairy-free pumpkin milk, how to make pumpkin seed milk

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