How to Make Hemp Milk

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Easy, homemade 2-ingredient hemp milk that’s creamy and delicious! Let me show you how.

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How to Make Hemp Milk

A quick and easy 2-ingredient, 5 minute way to make homemade hemp milk! Naturally creamy and sweet, and perfect for smoothies, granola, and more!
Author Minimalist Baker
Jars of assorted types of homemade dairy-free milk
4.85 from 59 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 (1/2-cup servings)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 5 Days


  • 1/2 cup hulled hemp seeds
  • 3-4 cups water (use less water for thicker, creamier milk!)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 whole date, pitted (optional // for sweetness // or 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa or cacao powder for “chocolate milk” (optional)
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cup fresh berries for “berry milk” (optional)


  • Add hemp seeds, water, salt, and any additional add-ins (optional) to a high-speed blender. Top with lid and cover with a towel to ensure it doesn’t splash. Blend for about 1 minute or until the mixture seems well combined.
  • Scoop out a small sample with a spoon to test flavor/sweetness. Add more dates, salt, or vanilla as needed.
  • Pour the mixture directly into a serving container. You can strain it, but it doesn’t need it in my experience. If straining, pour over a large mixing bowl or pitcher covered with a nut milk bag, very thin towel, or a clean T-shirt.
  • Transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate. Will keep in the refrigerator up to 5 days (sometimes more). Enjoy cold (and shake well) for best results. It’s delicious straight from the jar, in smoothies, with granola, or in baked goods!


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated 4 cups water, no additional add-ins, and no straining.

Nutrition (1 of 8 servings)

Serving: 1 half-cup servings Calories: 55 Carbohydrates: 0.9 g Protein: 3.2 g Fat: 4.9 g Saturated Fat: 0.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.81 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.54 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 10 mg Potassium: 120 mg Fiber: 0.4 g Sugar: 0.2 g Vitamin A: 1.1 IU Vitamin C: 0.05 mg Calcium: 7.02 mg Iron: 0.79 mg

Liked this recipe? Check out our Guide to Dairy-Free Milk for 5 more dairy-free milk recipes!

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  1. Irene says

    Can’t wait to make this! I hate all the oils and additives in my oat and coconut milk! I’d like to know how to fortify with calcium which is in thr store bought milks?
    Thx! Irene

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Irene, we’ve never tried fortifying it so we’re not sure, but would assume that after straining the milk, you could open a calcium supplement (that’s in capsule form and doesn’t have flavor additives), add the contents of the capsule, and blend.

  2. Chelsea says

    Trying to make chocolate mylk for my 3-year old. At first, I did as the recipe outlined but my kid asked why I put water in her mylk. I increased the dates to 10, vanilla extract to 2t and used the 3 cups of water to get a ten star rating from my kid. Thanks for the base recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Julia, that’s a good question! We’ve never used unhulled hemp seeds and aren’t sure how hard the hull is. If you think it’s soft enough that a blender could break it down, then it might be worth a try!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Johanna! Thank you so much for the lovely review. Next time would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? It’s super helpful to us and our readers! Thanks so much again! xo

  3. FB says

    I have made this several times with 1 date and am always surprised by how quick and simple this really is to make. I have found that 3 cups of water results in a consistency similar to skim milk.

    Thank you very much for the recipe!

  4. Jennie Guido says

    Thank you , I like my Lavender latte Hemp and honey
    I need to start making my own

    The best Organic Hemp product if I need a brand. What do you recommend?

  5. Deb says

    This was so easy and wonderfully delicious. I omitted sweeteners so that individuals could add their choice of sweetener to their own cups. I am using this hemp milk with the golden milk paste from your website to make golden milk on demand!!

  6. Rebecca O. says

    I can’t believe I’m just now trying this recipe!!! It’s great! I’ve tried store-bought a Hemp milk and hated it. I thought I just didn’t like Hemp milk entirely. I made this today and love it. I’m also so grateful because literally every other nondairy milk is made with something I’m allergic to. Now, I can keep on track to a healthier gut and body. Thank you so much!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you gave the recipe a try and enjoyed it, Heather! Thank you for sharing! xo

  7. Chris says

    Great base recipe!!!!
    To make a bit thicker I add 1/2 tsp organic psyllium husk powder which also kicks up the fiber.
    Also utilize one measure of pure monk fruit per cup of fluid and may go half and half with liquid stevia between the two (or to taste) to eliminate the sugar altogether.

  8. Denise says

    Fantastic recipe! I love that I do not have to strain the milk after blending. Thank you for this recipe.

  9. Lisa says

    Delicious, easy & cheap! Hurray! We’ve been spending SO much $ on hemp milk, our favorite non dairy beverage. But it’s so pricey to buy and then you have to throw out those ascetic containers. This recipe is perfect. Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you’re enjoying it, Lisa! Thanks so much for the lovely review. xo

  10. Jessie says

    I was looking for a recipe to sub in for almond milk to reduce oxalates in my diet. Yours was first and I was so happy that you don’t strain and I don’t need to soak anything! A million thank you’s for adding in chocolate and berry suggestions too.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Jessie. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  11. Rebecca says

    Hello! I just googled, but wanted to verify that hulled hemp seeds are indeed hemp hearts. (Made this today, I love love love the ease and taste!)

  12. Leigh Ismail says

    I just got a Nutribullet. This is a perfect recipe. I used hemp seeds, water, sea salt and a date. I did not filter and put it in my dandelion vanilla nut tea. Delish!!

  13. Karla Lail says

    I love this milk! I was buying expensive pea milk for the protein for my husband, but we figured out that hemp milk has more protein and is so cheap to make. Lots of savings!!

  14. Welsh truth dragon says

    Made this hemp milk for my baby she LOVES it. I get my hemp seeds from forest foods DEFINITELY the best freshest hemp seeds. She loves eating the seeds too. Highly recommend. Hemp milk has great benifits, and contains omega 3 (more than some fish) aswell as other things not listed in this article. Also “hemp milk” in stores are also soy based, and actually contain more soy then hemp. One brand of store hemp milk only contained 7% hemp, so I don’t think it’s really classed as hemp milk, but that’s just my opinion. Home made hemp milk won’t contain any crap that shop bought hemp milk will. It’s a rich earthy flavour, personally I just add a little more PURE vanilla extract. So healthy and delicious. A little tip is to shake before you use to mix up ingredients, because home made hemp milk doesn’t contain ingredients that shop bought milk does. Hemp milk ingredients will settle on the bottom.

  15. Heather says

    I made an extra rich, plain hemp milk with no flavoring or sweeteners to use for smoothies, overnight oats and baking. It’s so easy to blend a batch in a matter of minutes and it’s exactly the ingredients I want. I looked at all the milk alternatives at the grocery store and none of them met my dietary requirements. Homemade hemp milk is perfect and nutritious.

  16. Julie Farrow says

    Was wondering about ratio of hemp seeds to water so appreciated this recipe’s guidance. I love not having to use a cloth strainer. All that squeezing hurts my arthritic hands. This milk,is not only delicious but so much healthier than store bought and so much lesscexoensive as well. Thanks for all you do to help us have healthier lives.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Joni, other readers have also shared experiences with occasional bitterness. One thing to check is if the hemp seeds are fresh, as we wonder if the bitterness could be from the oils in the hemp seeds going rancid. You could also try a mix of coconut and hemp for a sweeter/less bitter milk. Hope that helps!

    • Sissi Decroos says

      I made this using organic hulled hemp seeds from Costco- & my batch was slightly bitter too. I didn’t have any dates so I used 2 TB s of agave syrup. It’s sweeter but still tangy/bitter. The agave syrup also made the milk separate more.
      Wondering if brown rice syrup or other sweeteners would do a better job neutralizing the bitterness? What are good sources for fresh hemp seeds?

      I mainly use hemp milk as a creamer so i used 3 1/2 cups water & 3/4 cup hemp seeds. Creamy deliciousness aside from the aftertaste.

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Sissi, we think maple syrup would have the best flavor for neutralizing the bitterness. We find the freshest hemp seeds are from stores that keep them refrigerated, such as Natural Grocers. Hope that helps!

  17. Louise says

    Made enough for 2 servings. Quartered the recipe. Great taste, yes a bit earthy, but that’s OK. Will make a bigger batch next time. Am going to try it to make a Chia seed pudding as I had just made one with Oat milk and it was awesome. I use hemp hearts every morning on my cereal and yogurt.
    Thank you for this recipe.

  18. Amaya says

    I love this! I made mine with 3 cups of water in my Vitamix, and it was creamy and delicious. I made cacao with it in the microwave, and it curdled… until I hit it with a milk frother! Then it was back to being creamy and delicious. So, for those with curdling issues, maybe try that?

  19. Ana says

    I tried this and I am obsessed. I never thought making hemp milk at home would be this easy and delicious. Thanks!

      • Ruby Bastion says

        Heart hemp don’t seem to be available in New Zealand anymore. Do the hemp seed need to be strained? I make a smoothie straight away as hemp milk seems to be unavaileable here too.
        Cheers Ruby

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Ruby, we’ve never used hemp seeds that aren’t hulled, so we aren’t sure how to modify!

        • Andrea says

          Hi Ruby
          I purchase mine direct online in NZ from HEMP CONNECT.
          They are beautiful and fresh and very reasonably priced too.

  20. Eugene G says

    I use to make pumpkin seed milk all the time, but since I found your recipe for hemp milk I make it all the time. My favorite nut milk that works good in coffee.

  21. Christina says

    So glad I looked for a Hemp milk recipe! I made this yesterday (3.5 cups water, pinch of salt) and used some in a smoothie immediately, then added some to my coffee this morning. So lovely! I don’t have the best blender, but it’s good enough for a decent consistency. Absolutely making this again – I think I like it more than oat milk!

  22. Katherine says

    Can I soak the hemp hearts overnight with a little bit of lemon then throw away the soaking water the next day to make it easier on my toddler’s digestion? Or is raw hemp hearts safe and gentle on children’s digestive system? Should I boil them in water before blending?

    She is allergic to milk and gets her protein and fats from different sources. Sorry for the many questions.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Katherine, we’re not sure on that, sorry. We’d suggest speaking with a nutritionist with expertise in children’s health.

  23. Amber says

    Love how flexible this is. Sometimes I put in a big handful of berries, sometimes just hemp and water, sometimes lotssss of cacao powder and maple syrup. Plain version is good with granola, coffee, smoothies. Fancy versions can be dessert by itself. Scales great for single servings or a pitcher to keep in the fridge. Really amazing that a good nutritious milk is just a minute away!

    • James Watkins says

      First attempt demonstrated outstanding efficacy, never had I drank alternative milk before but passionate about hemp products! This was so easy (with a blender: no strain), I drizzled local honey and added choc powder- cannot contain my excitement for experimenting more! I hope this message is encouraging; enjoy this yourself!

  24. Lauren Mwn says

    So easy to make. I just kept it minimal: 1/2 cup of hemp heart and 3 cups of water, no salt, no sweetener. Et voilà, delicious creamy hemp milk! No need for straining indeed, just make sure to give the bottle a good shake before serving. Thank you!

  25. Andrea says

    Just made the hemp milk and oat milk. Very easy and turned out great! Added a little maple syrup to each. Making my own milk from now on, thank you!

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    I really appreciate and respect what you do and would consider to pay a membership or donate or some other subtle form of financial support.

    Victoria BC.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for the feedback, Victoria! User experience is important to us, but we do use ads as the content is free. We’ll check in and see if we can make any improvements.

  27. Jen says

    This was excellent! I used 3 cups water, 1/2 cup hemp hearts, vanilla, and maple syrup. No salt. It is so delicious. I may try less water just to make it a bit thicker, but really good as is. I also didn’t have an issue with using it in coffee, and heated and frothed it even with my espresso machine. I’m going to try it with berries and chocolate next time…I meant one and then the other…buy maybe both now that I think about that!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  28. Aisa says

    I have whole hemp seeds and when I tried it before wasn’t too keen on the somewhat greyish result. Waste not, want not so I thought I’d dry fry the remaining seeds – and less water. Oh my! Game changer. Ended up so tasty and creamy. Plopped in a fig and banana. Also kinda reminds me of the porridge from back home in northern Nigeria. They’re made of peanut milks flavoured with different spices (cloves, ginger, etc). We cook different grains in them, wholewheat, millet, etc. Sorry I’m rambling. Thanks so much for the continued inspiration 🙏🏼

    • Doreen says

      Hi Aisa, can you please send me some recipes for these Nigerian porridges? I’ve never heard of peanut milk I want to make it. Makes sense tho we have soy milk (a bean) and we have nut milks so whether peanut is a bean or a nut.. I digress lol

      • Aisa says

        Hello Doreen, sorry I don’t have a recipe per se as we just learned to make them at home with the different variations, the traditional way which is a long process, roasting nuts, spices, etc. The peanut/groundnut one is called “Kunun Gyada” basically translates as porridge or gruel of groundnut. Have noticed a couple on YouTube (not traditional) so can’t verify, but might give an idea as they start off with the peanuts.

  29. Carlotta says

    I made this and I did not use the the nut milk bag. It is perfect! I have added it to my coffee and I am super happy:) with oat and almond it always gets a bit messy and need to store the scants for future recipes, but with hemp you eat all ingredients you put in and tastes much better than the store bought one. I have used date paste instead of whole date because I feel it combines better of not using the bag. Amazing from the nutritional perspective too! Thank you!💕

  30. Taylor says

    Hey MB!

    I’m currently out of dates and won’t be able to ship until pay day.. I do have dried figs though….do you think I could use those in place of dates?!

    Thank you!!!


  31. Katie says

    This was really good! I added raspberries and put 3 dates to sweeten it up for the kiddos. I like it a bit on the thicker side so I used 3 cups of water. This will be a weekly staple for us. Thank you!

  32. Krystal says

    I tried making hemp milk with my older Ninja Blender, which is 1500 watts. I put in 1/2 cup of whole hemp seeds and 3 cups of water. The hemp seeds just swirled around in the water and never mixed. When I stained it, it seemed like the 1/2 cup of hemp seeds ended in my nut bag!

    Any ideas why it didn’t work? Is it better to pulse the hemp seeds by themselves or another way before adding the water? Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, could be the blender? Or were the hemp seeds unhulled? Perhaps a combination of those two factors?

  33. Angie says

    Where did you get your glass jars /bottle from? . Thanks going to try your recipe soon. Just got my hemp seeds. No more store bought for me!o

  34. Shemona Singh says

    I just made this and it came out super creamy! Which it great, but I noticed it was much bitter then the hemp milk I usually buy from a store. Is there any way to make it less bitter?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Shemona, that’s likely because the store uses fewer hemp seeds and natural flavor for taste. We’d suggest trying a mix of coconut and hemp for a sweeter/less bitter milk. Hope that helps!

  35. Faith V. says

    I made this, and it is great! I bought a big bag of Hemp Hearts from Costco a while back, but I didn’t know what to do with them other than put them on salads, so they sat in my pantry for a while. Today I resolved to find something to do with them, and I found this milk recipe. It could not be easier! I blended the hemp hearts and water in my Nutri Ninja, and it was so creamy!

    The reason I never made nut milk in the past is because I am lazy, and the extra step of having to strain the nut milk put me off (not to mention the extra things to clean up). Since this hemp milk does not need to be strained, it is something that I would be happy to always make.

    I plan to use this in my daily matcha drink (I drink it cold), where I believe the earthiness of the hemp hearts and the earthiness of the matcha will combine to make a superb drink! Thank you for this great and simple recipe!

  36. Peter Medina says

    I made the creamier version (just 3 cups of water) and loved it. It’s so easy to make, that it takes almost no motivation to get up and make it. No fuss, no bother.. Thank you!

  37. Sibel Lagerdahl says

    Might be worth pointing out that you use hulled hemp seeds. I use whole ones as they hold their nutritional value much better. But definitely needs straining as the husks are quite hard. :)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Sibel, thanks for letting us know! We hadn’t come across unhulled hemp seeds in grocery stores which is why we didn’t specify. We’ll clarify!

      • Brent says

        Unhulled Hemp Seeds are illegal in Australia. Importing them will be stopped by customs, and you can’t buy them in stores. You can only buy Hulled Hemp seeds for the reason being they cannot be germinated into plants.
        Great easy article to read, I love hemp milk and its earthy taste…

    • Helen says

      Hi there, I don’t have a high powered blender but I do have a coffee grinder that I use for grinding flax seeds and a kitchen aid processor. Could I use the grinder for the hemp and processor to make the nut milk? My husband can’t have sugar and I would love to surprise him with milk and then try ice cream. Thanks!

  38. Sara Nunn says

    I never thought of making hemp milk, and this by far is the easiest milk alternative to make! I wanted to mix up my regime from making the almond milk and wow am I pleased! Thank you

  39. Erica Cheek says

    I really like Oatly but its sweet. This has an earthier taste and much better for me. I like to use this for iced matcha lattes.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Erica. We are so glad you enjoy this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

    • Owen says

      This would be the first time I make my own milk, being a long term dairy-free-er I want a cheaper way of having milk! Do I need to look at supplementing/fortifying the milk at all if I was switch fully to homemade milk?

      Super useful recipe though, looking forward to giving it a go!

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Owen, we’d recommend consulting a nutritionist to determine if that’s appropriate for you. You may be able to get the nutrients from other food sources if not supplementing/fortifying.

  40. Lucy says

    I’ve made this hemp milk now twice and it is amazing. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It’s much better than what you get in the store.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Lucy. We are so glad you enjoy it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  41. Christine says

    I made this today. I had been making sunflower seed “milk”, but prefer hemp bc +omegas, no soaking, overall nutrition.
    I used 1/2c hemp hearts (organic Canadian source), 3 c filtered water, 1 T local, unpasteurized honey and blended in std Oster Blender. I strained it, but had no particulate left behind.
    First glass tasted great – very similar to commercial product. Refrigerated it. Second glass, 4h later, tasted a little sour – like it was starting to turn.
    Will sunflower lecithin help with that? (I used lecithin in s-flower milk to increase shelf life).
    Do you have other suggestions that may help? It would be really inconvenient to blend on per cup demand for 4 y.o. toddler (primary drinker).

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm! Sunflower lecithin is used as an emulsifier, so we wouldn’t expect it to prevent sourness, but maybe it does. It sounds like there may have been bacterial contamination. Perhaps try sterilizing all equipment before use next time (preferably in the dishwasher). Hope that helps!

  42. Denise Ives says

    When I make this it has a slightly “green” taste… Hard to describe, but it feels like something similar to if you accidentally include the white skin of a lemon instead of just the yellow zest… it leaves a slightly bitter feeling towards the back of the mouth.
    What am I doing wrong?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Denise, hmm! Were the hemp seeds fresh? We wonder if the bitterness could be from the oils in the hemp seeds going rancid? Another idea would be to add more dates or sweetener to balance the bitterness. Hope that helps!

  43. Gyula Halasz says

    I dislike hemp but was trying to get more of it into my diet. I thought this was great… refreshing and maybe lightly sweet. I also made the oat milk but it was too thin for my liking. The almond milk was good as well, but this is so healthy!

    I added cacao+date to another batch and that was nice too.

  44. Gesene Dullweber says

    Going to make it tonight looks really simple and delicious thank you! just have to say I really appreciate the format of the recipe it’s not overly wordy like so many other recipes tend to be these days! I’ve been tired of reading 20 pages of dissertation on how great the recipe is before I actually get to the recipe lol… Thanks with a name like minimalist Baker I guess it fits ;-) ordered yr ebook too ?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Lesley, sorry to hear it was too watery for your tastes! You can certainly add more hemp seeds or reduce water next time to your preferred consistency. Enjoy!

      • Rose says

        What brand of hemp seeds do you recommend. I used your recipe for the hemp milk from seeds I purchase in bulk from my local coop. It was creamy and sweet even without the dates. Then I decided to buy seeds from amazon at a better price. Big difference. Much less creamy and sweet. Quite weedy in taste. Thanks for guidance in this matter.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

          Wow, I don’t know if we were aware of that potential difference! It might also be dependent on whether or not the hemp seeds were hulled or unhealed ( hulled being potentially sweeter).

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hemp hearts contain less fiber, so if you want more fiber get unhulled! Both work in this recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Amanda, we aren’t sure, but it might be! It would depend on the cost of hemp seeds where you are.

  45. Sharon says

    I just made this hemp milk with 1/2 cup hemp hearts, 3 cups water, 2 tsp maple syrup(less sweet tastes just fine), and about 1/2 tsp vanilla. Used a Vitamix so nothing really to strain. I’m enjoying it now in a cup of my coffee/teaccino blend, and it’s lovely…
    I’d like to know how to boost the calcium content?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing, Sharon! Almonds have more calcium than hemp seeds per cup, so you could try replacing some of the hemp seeds with almonds. Here‘s our recipe for How to Make Almond Milk.

      • Porgy Tirebiter says

        Almonds do. But Almond milk does not. The commercial brands fortify protein and calcium. Almonds have a ton of both but are strained away homemade or commercially made into milk.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Porgy, We agree that homemade would have less calcium than fortified since it doesn’t have any added. But it is our understanding that there would still be some calcium from the almonds. Would you mind sharing your resource regarding the calcium being strained away in homemade nut milk?

      • Toni Williams says

        Hi. I believe that Hemp Milk has a higher content of calcium than cows milk so I don’t think it would need the calcium boosted.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Toni, that is likely due to fortification. For homemade, 1/2 cup of hemp seeds makes ~8 half cup servings of hemp milk. That means each glass has about 1 Tbsp of hemp seeds which yields 7 mg of calcium. In comparison, a half cup serving of whole cow’s milk contains 138 mg of calcium. Store-bought fortified hemp milk is typically around the same amount or slightly more than cow’s milk. Hope that provides some clarification!

  46. Steve says

    This tastes amazing! My wife and I just started making almond milk with our hi-speed blender. We love the almond milk we make. Our version of the hemp milk recipe: 1/2 cup hemp seeds, 4 cups water, pinch of salt, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 Tbsp maple syrup. The only difference between our almond milk and hemp milk is that we use 1 cup soaked almonds instead of the hemp seeds. Advantages: no soaking overnight and no messy nut bag, plus all the goodness of hemp seeds.

    On a side note, Minimalist Baker may be interested to know that I was shocked to see an ad for right next to the instructions for this recipe for a non-dairy, milk alternative. I suppose that the advertising AI uses my internet history, plus key words such as “milk” to determine the ads that I see. I would not have mentioned this but for the fact that the home page states in a bold heading, “How Milk Can Bring You Closer to Your Loved Ones.” Sure, while they visit your lactose-intolerant a$$ in the hospital!

    They also have an article entitled “Real Milk vs. Almond Milk: What Is the Difference?” Is there a way to make sure these milk industry ads do not show up?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thank you for the thoughtful comment and we appreciate your humor about it! Just to clarify, we don’t have control over the ads you see- they are either random or based on your search history.

  47. Diane says

    So easy. Made in my thermomix. Like others I used 2 dates and didn’t strain it. Was impressed with the result. Thank you

  48. louise virgo says

    I made this and loved the taste. I used whole hemp seeds. I then heated it to make a hot drink and it curdled. I made oat milk too but that can’t be heated either. Any recommendations for which plant milk can be heated after making?

    • J says

      I had the same issue – i strained using a nutmilk bag, and then heated it on medium with some cacao powder and it turned into clumps like pudding- like it wasnt strained.

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        We find that you have to be careful heating homemade nut milks, especially if they are on the thicker side. Make sure they don’t boil or cook too long. Otherwise, coconut milk does best with heating.

  49. Kelsea says

    Love this recipe! I agree with a bit more dates/syrup to sweeten it up

    Ps I tried to heat mine today and it curdled even at a low, slow heat! So much wasted ? I should have trusted the person who left that comment lol. Dang I wanted to use it for hot cacao drinks. Do any of these other options not curdle? Like cashews maybe?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      If you heat almond milk slightly before adding it to a hot drink, it should prevent it from curdling!

    • Mikrin says

      I use almond milk for my morning latte. I microwave it for 1.5 minutes, it never curdles. I’m disappointed to hear hemp does, I was hoping to transition over.

    • Daniel Ashford says

      I have seen comments on this site and ohers that if you use extra cups of water, for both home-made hemp milk and oat milk (i assume the same for almond milk) then it can be used in hot drinks with no problems

      No rating as I dont have the ingredients yet to make it

      • J says

        sounds good, might be watery. I am going to try it with hemp and chia seeds and more water, maybe the water and chia seeds will bind it

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Lise, we’ve never had it curdle for us, but some other readers have mentioned it happened for them. Perhaps it depends on the coffee? We’d suggest heating the hemp milk minimally. Hope that helps!

      • Mark says

        Just wondering with regards to the calcium content, I noticed one of the comments earlier mentioned using almonds to increase the calcium content, but instead of that could I potentially grind chia seeds to increase it?
        Also replace the date with a fig for even more calcium?

  50. Taryn says

    I’d love to make this for my daughter. Her favorite store bought hemp milk is no longer available in our area for some reason. I’ve tried other brands and also oat milk but she doesn’t like it, so I need to try to make her some at home. The problem is that I don’t have a fancy high speed blender. Would the recipe still work using a normal blender? It works fine for smoothies and making vegan Alfredo sauce with soaked cashews. Should I try soaking the hemp hearts overnight before attempting the recipe?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Taryn! Its worth a shot, though you might have a more difficult time in a blender that doesn’t offer a high-speed option. If you give it a try, let us know how it turns out! You could try soaking the hemp hearts!

  51. Jasmine singh says

    Can this be heated? when regarding kids what do you think will be the best… soy, almond or hemp? I hear about oat milk ..the sugar levels are considerably high since they drink 3 plus glasses a day(both girls). I like that soy doesn’t have additives for in store version but I’d like to hear your thoughts!

    • Emilie says

      I have heated my commercially made hemp milk with no problems. I am about to try this recipe, and will see how it holds up to heating.

      Regarding soy milk, research has shown that it is not really a healthy food, and interferes with growth.

  52. Cindy says

    I got sick and tired of buying and drinking the stuff in the store made with all the crap that is so poisonous. Disodium Phosphate is one of them. Then the Calcium Phosphate! I mean really! I thought it was rocket science to make this stuff. Then I just looked it up one day and found this recipe. Finally made it today. Sooooo yummy! I’m one happy camper!

  53. Karla says

    Just made this and it is yummy!
    I went very simple using what I had on hand.
    1/2 cup of hemp seed hearts, 4 cups of filtered water, pinch of sea salt, 1 Tbsp of maple syrup.
    Very good and easy. Thanks!

  54. Marawah says

    Hello everyone
    Am confused that no one wrote a word about the smell! I made the hemp hearts milk,it smelled exactly like raw egg,i couldn’t even get the smell off my blenderwith any cleaner until i soaked it with bleach..please give me a heads up if anyone had the same experience!even if i use the hemp hearts in baking ,it leaves the same smell on any dish i use.

      • Daniel Ashford says

        I am considering trying this recipie, after reading that the hormones in dairy milk can cause problems (still planning to drink cows milk, in smaller quantities).

        How long can hemp seeds be stored BEFORE going rancid, and should they be stored in pantry or fridge?

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          It is ideal to store hemp seeds in the fridge. They should keep up to about 6 months. Hope that helps!

    • HW says

      So odd, I typed in “why does hemp milk taste like raw eggs” and this is the only mention of this. Might have something to do with hour sense of smell because I don’t see anyone else mentioning this. By the way I bought the packaged kind and thought it was disgusting because of the egg taste smell.

  55. Bianca says

    Hi I have a sick 17 yr old, she has her L’s but hasn’t done her hours because she’s been sick over 12 months with gut issues and I’m sick of all the medications she has to take to make her gut work, hate their side effects and she now has quiet a few food intolerances due to the gut issues. I bought some Harvey’s Shelled Hemp Seed that I can consume. I want to know if firstly would it be the right ingedients to make Hemp milk, but the most important question is DOES THIS SHOW UP in a drug test by police. I don’t want to give her something that could potentially let her lose her licence. I’ve just been diagnosed with rhuemotiod arthritis and take opioids for pain managed by specialists. I would love to be off them, so I’d like to know the second question for myself too. Finally has anyone used Manuka Honey to add the sweetness? Just curious I hate honey but know Manuka Honey is meant to have healing priorities. THANKS IN ADVANCE for any help

    • Kadi says

      Hi I dont know if anyone answered any of your questions vut i just want to let you know that hemp seeds contain absolutly no thc which is the component tested for in drug tests so she can have then! They will not make you high at all and they wont help with any kind of pain but they might help with ypur daughters stomach problems if they are caused by dairy :) hope this helps

    • Jan says

      I healed my gut, eczema, sleep disorder and more in a month by eating non hybrid foods. Hemp is one. Check out Dr Sebi’s approved food list for you and your daughter.

      • Sydney says

        I just starting transitioning to dr sebis approved list. I’ve already seen a crazy change just by changing my diet slightly

    • Kat says

      Hi Bianca, hope you and your daughter are feeling better.

      I’ve suffered gut issues and general body pain for five plus years. My gut issues went away with the following:
      Eating smaller portions five times a day
      Regular sleep schedule, at least seven hours
      Plant based, nutrient dense foods and no meat
      Probiotic daily
      Stress management-I practice meditation
      Exercise daily forat least 20 mins-at least stretch or do yoga if not strength training or cardio
      I also take dietary supplements and eat equal portions of carb, protein, and fat but try lower carb intake.

      My body aches are still present but with working out, the muscle aches are more present and I’m much stronger and can handle the pain more easily.

      Hope this helps.

    • Camille says

      You can reverse autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis by following the Paleo AIP diet…you might need to combine Paleo AIP & SCD at first to heal the gut

    • Louise G says

      Bianca – I also suffer with gut issues and am currently using cabbage juice – 4 days in and most of it is gone. So if it ever returns – make cabbage juice to help heal the gut lining.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Baloo! Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator up to 5 days (sometimes more). It’s delicious straight from the jar, in smoothies, with granola, or in baked goods!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Though we haven’t tried, you could probably use the pulp in baking (like cookies?) Let us know if you give it a try!

    • Dan L says

      I like to add a spoon of frozen leftover almond meal to my oatmeal each day. By the time the almond milk is done I’ve eaten most of it. I also add hemp hearts, so will probably do the same when I try this.

  56. Carly says

    I’m just confused is it hemp seeds or hemp seed hearts as it says hemp seeds but the picture is clearly hearts.

      • Daniel Ashford says

        Hemp hearts are hulled hemp seeds? I saw hemp seeds on sale at my local ALDI, if they arent the hulled ones, are extra steps needed? Can I use a stick blender/mixer, as I dont have an actual blender, as they keep blowing up (made in china crap).

        Do hulled hemp seeds have a shorter lifespan then unhulled? Im not rich, and dont like wasting food

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Daniel, typically grocery stores only carry hulled hemp seeds, not unhulled. We haven’t tried with a stick blender and aren’t sure that would work.

  57. steven molloy says

    I tried adding bee pollen as a natural sweetener. I’m still working on the ratio, but the benefits are worth the trials because the carbohydrates are easily digestible; contains essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, phenolic compounds (including flavonoids), minerals (i.e. calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, silicon and selenium), water-soluble vitamins and acids (including B1, B2, B6 and C) and percent fat-soluble vitamins (including vitamins A, E and D). Not to mention it reduces inflammation and relieves seasonal allergies (i.e. hay-fever).

  58. Sara says

    I know it says best served cold, but is it okay to heat it? I only use milk in lattes so it needs to be warm-able.

    • Gabrielė says

      I’ve tried making tumeric milk and got a curd… which gone directly to a dustbin :/, so Don’t heat it! Unless you have more luck ;)

  59. Randa says

    Just made this! Did 4 cups water, 1/2 cup hemp, pinch of Himalayan salt, tsp vanilla, and 4 medjool dates. Very good! I tried it with one date but I found I needed it just a tad bit sweeter. Even with the 4 dates it was just barely sweet but it’s perfect!

  60. Valeri says

    Thanks for the great recipe! Could you also use hemp powder for This? I’m wondering if it would blend as well as using whole hemp seeds.

    • Tim says

      Your hemp powder is more likely hemp protein powder (a darker brown) and while you could make a ‘protein’ milk from it, it is not giving you the same nutriments as the hearts would.

  61. Kat says

    Dana, Thanks for all the great info and recipes.
    In making hemp milk, is it best to use hemp seeds as opposed to hemp hearts? Or will one have the same result using either?
    Thanks , Kat

      • Helen says

        We can get whole unhulled hemp seeds here in the UK. They have a very hard shell. You can make milk with these but would most definitely have to strain the milk (unless you like drinking broken stones).

        This recipe (I am fairly sure…!) uses the hulled variety with no shell, often called hemp hearts.

        I’m not sure you can get the whole unhulled seed in the US but in the UK you can. The hearts are an awful lot more expensive but you don’t have to soak or strain if using these.

        I hope Dana doesn’t mind me writing this.