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 nut-free recipe can be made in less than 10 minutes.

pumpkin seed milk served in a jar on a table

Pumpkin seed milk is one of the creamiest and most delicious of the dairy-free plant-based milks you can make. 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.

Because pumpkin seeds are naturally high in magnesium and zinc, this homemade Pumpkin Seed Milk is also very nutritious. It is vegan and nut-free so it works for a variety of diets.

Learn more about the health reasons to consider going dairy-free.

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 neutral-flavored 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. 

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

frothy pumpkin seed milk in a glass jar ready to use

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.

Do I need to soak the pumpkin seeds before blending them?

You don’t need to soak the pumpkin seeds as long as you are using a high-speed blender to make the milk. If you just have a regular blender, you should soak the seeds to soften them and make them easier to blend.

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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pumpkin seed milk served in a glass jar

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 nut-free recipe can be made in less than 10 minutes.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. If you are watching your sugar intake, you can feel free to leave out the dates from this recipe. 
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Healthy

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

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