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)
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.
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.
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.