Hemp milk is a delicious, creamy, and healthy dairy alternative that you can easily make at home. . It’s extremely easy to make and less expensive than store bought, too!

Hemp milk is a nutritious and delicious plant-milk  that contains about 7g of plant-protein per cup, plus a  variety of vitamins, mineral and healthy fats, including omega-3s.

In addition to being creamier than store-bought hemp milk, it is a higher quality option. Store-bought hemp milk often contains a variety of preservatives, thickeners, and fillers, not to mention added sugar. . Requiring only 2 minutes to prepare, whipping this up is a lot faster than a trip to the grocery store!

This homemade hemp milk should last about 5 days in the refrigerator in a covered container. Homemade hemp milk recipe IMG_4437-1024x1024 Homemade hemp milk recipe


Recipe Author: Maria Marlowe

Serves 4 / / Prep Time: 5 min  / / Total Time: 5 min


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup hemp seed
  • 8 pitted medjool dates (or more depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla (optional)


Place all ingredients in a high speed blender*, and blend on high for 1 minute, or until completely smooth. Pour into sealable glass jars and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Will last for up to  about 5 days in the refrigerator, in a tightly covered container. .


*For those with a regular blender, you may need an extra step: if your hemp milk is not liquidy enough, use a nut milk bag or cheesecloth to separate the liquid from any seed/ date particles.

You can scale this recipe up or down easily. Just use the ratio – 1 cup water: 1/4 cup hemp seeds: 2 dates

For a printable recipe card, see the original recipe, here.

Author: Maria Marlowe is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who helps people lose weight or clear up their acne by switching to a real food diet. She posts healthy recipes and meal plans at mariamarlowe.com.  She has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, NBC, Well + Good, and more.
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