I finally did it! I made my first ever homemade vegan milk! 🙂
I still have that giant bag of hemp seed in my freezer, so last night I went to work and made my very own homemade hemp milk. Well, Kesa helped.
Homemade Vanilla Hemp Milk
Perfect for morning oatmeal or granola.
Makes 3 cups
- 1/2 cup shelled hemp seeds
- 3 cups filtered water
- 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Place the shelled hemp seeds and water together in a food processor or blender.
Blend on high for 3-5 minutes, until smooth and milky white.
Strain the milk by pouring it a little bit at a time into a nut milk bag or fine sieve set up over a 4 cup liquid measuring cup. Allow the milk to drip through the bag or sieve and into the measuring cup, leaving behind any small hemp pieces. You may have to squeeze the cloth to help get the milk out.
Discard the hemp debris or save for a future recipe. Stir in the maple syrup, to taste and vanilla extract.
Pour into a mason jar and refrigerate for up to 5 days. The milk will separate in the fridge. Just give it a good shake before you use it.
How did it taste?
Like hemp seeds. I made it the first time without added sweetener or vanilla, but it is better with a little flavor and sweetener. It was actually my first time trying hemp milk. I plan on making almond milk sometime soon too! 🙂
I just made my first almond milk today – yum. Can’t wait to try hemp, it looks great!
I love almond milk! Gonna make that next!
I made sesame milk this morning…was making mayo and realized I hadn’t made almond milk for it, but I found raw sesame seeds in the freezer and thought I’d boost the nutrients a little and use them instead of almonds. Even though sesame seeds can be a little bitter, the milk was perfect in the mayo. Hemp is so nutritious, too!
I love sesame seeds! That sounds good too.
Interesting … I like the sesame seed idea too!
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I love making hemp milk with shelled seeds but I never strain it to be honest.. There is so little residue that I just bottle it as it is and give it good shake before using it. There are nutrients in the fibre too but maybe children wouldn’t like the ‘bits’!