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Hemp Milk Recipes – Ditch Dairy

Learn How To Make Hemp Milk At Home – Simple Hemp Milk Recipes

Hemp milk, contrary to popular belief, is actually extremely healthy. It is a bounty of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and plant proteins. Because it is a non-dairy source of calcium, hemp milk just may be a  vegan’s soulmate.

You may be thinking that you just cannot squeeze another minute into your day, or asking yourself “Do they make hemp milk that I can buy?” Well, the answer is yes, if that is the route you want to take. In fact, Amazon has a number of products to choose from. This 2-pack of unsweetened, all natural hemp milk from Pacific Natural Foods is a good place to start for under $7.00.

If however, you would like to learn how to make hemp milk at home, I have some simple yet completely customizable hemp milk recipes here for you to try. Go ahead, just look in the cupboard, you probably already have what it takes to make one right now. Do you make hemp milk at home? Please feel free to share your favorite hemp milk recipes in the comments below.


Original Hemp Milk (basic)

Hemp Milk

Hemp seeds
Water
Vanilla
Sweetener
Colander
Blender
Cheesecloth
Glass jar with lid for storage

Soak the seeds for 6-10 hours to activate the enzymes that aid in absorption and digestion. Rinse the soaked seeds, transfer to a blender and add water. (½ cup of seeds:1 ½ cups water) Add vanilla, honey, maple syrup or sweetener to taste. Blend the contents at high speed. Pour the mixture through the cheesecloth into a glass jar (optional). Refrigerate, serve cold. Shake well before serving for best results. Fresh milk can be stored for 3-5 days.

  • sunflower seeds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, cashews, flaxseed, and almonds can also be used in this basic recipe.

    What Does Hemp Milk Taste Like?

It may taste a bit grassy at first, albeit full-bodied. Vanilla calms things down a bit and a sweetener rounds it out. The flavors actually complement each other and are actually quite addicting. A serving of powdered calcium citrate will add a little magnesium if you are so inclined.

Berries

Hemp milk is a thick, creamy beverage that tastes great after a workout at the gym, it makes a delicious smoothie. It is good on cereal or can be used as a coffee creamer. It works well as the base for chia pudding. (Combine ½ of the hemp milk with 3 tablespoons chia seeds. Top with fresh blueberries.)

If you decide to strain the liquid, the excess seed pulp can be used as a compost for your garden or used with additives to make a body scrub/skin mask. It can also be used in oatmeal or baked goods like granola or muffins.

Hemp milk has a distinct odor that not many like. Exploring the following variations will give it some flavor.

Variations: add a pinch of sea salt, a pitted date, 2 tablespoons cocoa, ¼ cup fresh berries, peaches, pineapple, cinnamon, or nutmeg


Hemp Milk (for babies)

1 cup hemp seeds
4 cups water
1/2 tsp. cod liver oil
2 tsp. liquid children’s vitamin
1 ½ tbsp. flax oil
3 tbsp. unsweetened protein powder
1 tbsp. molasses
2 drops Vitamin D
2 scoops probiotics

Blend ingredients on high speed until creamy. Store in a glass container for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator. *Adjust to taste, individual needs.


Rice Pudding

 

2 cups cooked white rice
2 cups milk (almond, hemp)
3 tablespoons butter (*substitute (4) tablespoons canna-butter if desired)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins

Mix ingredients in a saucepan. Cook on a medium low setting, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a slow boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes, or until thickened. Let cool and sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon.

Tropical variation: use coconut milk, replace butter with infused coconut oil, omit raisins & cinnamon, add pineapple and coconut.

Do you make hemp milk at home? If you like this post, please share your favorite way to enjoy this healthy treat by adding a comment below.

6 Replies to “Hemp Milk Recipes – Ditch Dairy”

  1. Where do you go and buy this hemp milk? I’m always looking for a milk that will help my husband since he can’t drink the milk that is at store, this might be something that can help him. How does this milk work for women that are pregnant? I know that is all natural, but does it help to produce milk for women that are trying to give milk to there babies?

    1. Here is a list of foods that may help you produce milk for lactating. 

      Hemp seeds are one of the foods on the Nursing Mama Power Foods List. (tee hee) They are a fabulous source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and they help you make more milk! You can even make hemp milk for babies in lieu of other forms of milk.

      Here are several variations you could purchase, but it may be more economical to make it at home – at least you would not have to worry about what was in it. 

      Thanks for asking. 🙂

  2. Wow. I never thought of making milk substitute from hemp.

    For dairy intolerant people, this could be a real replacement.

    Are there any particular types of hemp seed to use? there must be a lot of different kinds.

    I have made Soya milk in my own machine at home and that tastes really good with a little vanilla and honey.

    I don’t use sweeteners because they give me a headache but a small amount of natural honey tastes really yummy.

    I think I will geton the track of some hemp seeds and try this.

    Can you freeze the milk?

    1. Here is a list of Hemp Seeds. If you use them for a lot of things, I would recommend the raw seeds (shelled) in bulk. Otherwise, you can buy any type in smaller quantities. Please note that the milk recipe calls for the shelled seeds. Also, when considering a bulk purchase, please keep the shelf life in mind. The milk will stay good in the fridge for 3-5 days and you can freeze it for up to 1 month. Just remember to stir or shake it really good before drinking. Thanks for asking 🙂

  3. Your post on hemp milk was interesting. I didn’t know that you can make milk out of hemp and this could be a good option for vegans as well as people who are lactose intolerant. I am however very wary when it comes to giving babies milk substitutes. Has your baby formula been tested to ensure that it will provides babies with all the nutrients that they need? If it hasn’t been tested you may need to put a warning such as “Not suitable as a complete milk food for children under the age of 2 years”.

    1. This is not a product I am selling personally but rather something mom’s could make at home. Allergies or a variety of other factors may not allow babies to consume traditional types of formula. Breast milk is always best. I do not in any way suggest that making hemp milk at home should, would or could replace the alternatives if tolerated. 

      Thank you kindly for the comments. 

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