Homemade Non-Dairy Hemp Milk


For those of us who can no longer get Hemp Bliss Milk Alternative, Manitoba Harvest shared their simple recipe for homemade hemp milk. Just two little ingredients, with ample room for customization.

Homemade Non-Dairy Hemp Milk

Hemp hearts are simply shelled hemp seeds. They are actually very soft little (tiny, actually) seeds, so no soaking is required. Just blend away! Parents take note, hemp milk is also a very easy way to get some Omega-6 & Omega-3 essential fatty acids into your children’s breakfast.

Dietary Notes & Options: Homemade Hemp Milk

This recipe is naturally vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, soy-free, and sugar-free. That said, hemp isn’t super-sweet. If you want to dress it up a bit, feel free to flavor to taste with your favorite sweetener – we think maple syrup goes nicely. Vanilla extract is also a nice addition – start with 1/4 teaspoon and work your way up, as desired.

For a thicker hemp milk / light cream, reduce the amount of water by 1 to 2 cups. For a flavor variation, that is slightly sweeter and creamier, but not nut-free, you can sub part cashews for some of the hemp seeds.

Homemade Non-Dairy Hemp Milk
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Hempmilk is perfect alone or with your breakfast cereal. It will keep for three days in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Shake well before use.
Serves: 5 servings
  1. Combine the water and Hemp Hearts in a blender. You can create the desired thickness by using more or less water (from coffee creamer consistency to skim).
  2. Blend on high for 2 - 3 minutes, or until creamy and smooth.
To sweeten add: banana, dates, figs, raisins, maple syrup, honey or your favorite fruit. Blend again until smooth. You can enjoy it thick or strain it through cheesecloth.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. If I make a large batch of hemp milk, how long will it be good for if kept in the fridge? Also, do you have any recommendations on how to fortify it?

    • Hi Casey, I can’t promise that it will stay fresh for more than a few days. How to fortify depends on your what for fortification. If you ware looking for calcium, then I like NOW Foods Cal-Mag, personally. It uses calcium citrate (more readily absorbed than calcum carbonate), magnesium (which helps our bodies use calcium), and Vitamin D (believed to play an additional hormonal role in bone metabolism. You can also supplement with protein, if desired, but that will likely affect the consistency quite a bit more. Please note that I am not a physician and this should not be construed as medical advice. It is for informational purposes only.

  2. hello,thankyou for all this amazing food help,wow…. can i use any hemp seeds?are these hemp hearts different?

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