Just 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to make, The Best Creamy Hemp Milk is so quick and easy to make! Just blend and enjoy, no straining needed. Hemp milk is super rich and creamy and can be used on cereal, in cooking, or baking, in smoothies, and there is also an option to make it into hemp cream which is perfect for coffee or creamy sauces!
What does hemp milk taste like? Similar to almond milk, hemp milk is neutral with a light nutty flavor, but it is actually much creamier than either almond or soy milk. This is why it is one of my favorite non-dairy milks to use when cooking, in baking, or in my coffee. Yum!
Not only is it tasty, but hemp milk is very good for you. Hemp hearts are incredibly nutritious. They are high in protein and are rich in healthy fats and essential amino acids including omega-3 and omega-6. They are also a great source of vitamin E and minerals, such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and iron.
One of the reasons I love making hemp milk is that hemp hearts are naturally very tender, so they are easily broken down in a blender no soaking is required! This is why they are such an amazing option for making homemade plant-based milk that is completely nut free.
Just add the hemp hearts and water to a blender, and blend! That's it. No straining or nut milk bag is needed because there is no pulp. You can optionally add a bit of sweetener such as agave, maple syrup, or sugar, a pinch of vanilla, and if you want chocolate hemp milk just mix in some cocoa or cacao powder.
How to Make Hemp Milk:
The only ingredients you will need are water and hemp hearts. Ensure that you are using hemp hearts (which are hulled hemp seeds). Do not use hemp seeds as they will not blend properly. Hemp hearts can be found in the health food section of your grocery store. If your store doesn't carry them you can get them at health food stores, or on amazon. You can also additionally mix in a sweetener of choice and/or vanilla extract or cocoa powder to your milk if you desire.
The instructions are the same whether you are making hemp milk or hemp cream. Add the water and hemp hearts to a blender. Optionally you can add sweetener and/or vanilla extract. Blend very well until it is completely smooth and creamy (I like to blend for at least 2 minutes). Pour into a bottle or container with a lid and store in the fridge until ready to use. It should keep fresh for up to 5 - 7 days or you can freeze it. Shake well before using as the milk can settle and separate. Use the hemp milk on cereal, in baking, when cooking in coffee, or tea, anywhere you like!
The Best Creamy Hemp Milk is...
- super rich and creamy
- good for you
- delicious in coffee
- requires just 2 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!
More plant-based milk recipes you might like:
Oat Milk (Super Creamy)
3 Ingredient Vegan Strawberry Milk
Strain-Free Cashew Milk
The Best Cashew Coffee Creamer
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The Best Creamy Hemp Milk (or cream)
For hemp milk:
- 3 ½ cups water
- ½ cup hemp hearts
For hemp cream:
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup hemp hearts
Optional add ins:
- 1 - 4 tablespoons sweetener of choice (maple syrup, agave, sugar)
- ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 - 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, (for chocolate hemp milk)
- The instructions are the same whether you are making hemp milk or hemp cream. Add the water and hemp hearts to a blender. Optionally you can add sweetener, vanilla extract, and/or cocoa powder. Blend very well until it is completely smooth and creamy (I like to blend for at least 2 minutes). Pour into a bottle or container with a lid and store in the fridge until ready to use. It should keep fresh for up to 5 - 7 days or you can freeze it. Shake well before using as the milk can settle and separate. Use the hemp milk on cereal, in baking, in coffee or tea, anywhere you like!
Wow super easy, def creamier than other milk alternatives and hemp hearts have so much nutritional value that you really can’t go wrong with this.
Jess @ IDTLC Support says
Thanks for sharing!
What a great idea!! I have been concerned about all the additives my soy milk lists so I would love to give this a go. Just a question: I've never seen "hemp hearts" in Australia - are these any different to hemp seeds?
the packed says shelled hemp seeds, so not sure if ours are shelled...
Thanks Val 🙂 I've since been doing some more digging and found that here in Tasmania we actually have a local hemp farm who produce hemp hearts so I've ordered a kilo! I think you are right and they are hemp seeds which have been shelled. Looking forward to giving this recipe a go.
I'm finding it hard to get hemp hearts not seeds in Melbourne. Would appreciate it if you can share your source:)
Hi Jane, absolutely! We sourced ours from the Tassie Hemp Shop - their online shop is great and delivery over $100 is free - https://www.thetassiehempshop.com.au/shop/p/product-2-zh4sg-33xzk-k84rm-mcmxg
I hope that address sticks but if not just google tassie hemp shop and it should come right up.
thanks Jehni 🙂
Less muss and fuss than oat milk, Sam. Thanks kindly! I'm thinking ~1/8 teaspoon coconut extract added would make a lovely alternate to (the ridiculously-high-fat-content) coconut milk.