My homemade hemp milk recipe is the base of this delicious jar, dressed with hazelnuts, and chocolate sauce. Hemp milk is one of the easiest homemade plant-based milks to make at home because the seeds do not require pre-soaking or straining, and relatively few hemp seeds are needed to produce a fair amount of milk.
Chocolate Hazelnut Hemp Milk Recipe
Here we have a breakfast jar I threw together based on hemp milk, thickened with coconut cream, and dressed with hazelnut butter and dark chocolate.
But that homemade hemp milk. Let’s talk about that. You want to make this, at home, like now.
What is Hemp Milk?
All you need to do is blend up 1/2 cup or more hemp seeds with water, and a bit of flavoring such as vanilla and maple syrup and salt. A high-speed blender is best to obliterate the seeds into nothingness. Let me elaborate on all things homemade hemp milk.
Is Hemp Milk Good for You?
Hemp seeds are rich in protein – twice as much protein as is in flax or chia seeds – and they are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help metabolize fat and repair muscles, especially after exercise.
You can toss hemp hearts on a smoothie, cereal or nicecream, or you can make a creamy nutritious hemp milk to use in coffee, cereals and in desserts, as I did here. And obviously hemp milk carries the same nutrition as the seeds. Just as an aside, because these seeds are hulled or shelled, they are not high in fiber – the fiber is in the shell. You can buy non-hulled hemp seeds which are high in fiber but they won’t be suitable to make milk, just toss in cereal, etc.
Another plus, homemade hemp milk is among these easiest and least expensive of most plant milks.
That’s because, unlike nut milks, you don’t need to pre-soak hemp seeds. And because a small amount of seeds are required to make a fair amount of milk.
What does Hemp Milk Taste Like?
Hemp milk is thick and creamy the way I make it, so it is similar to a barista creamer that you might being seeing in the grocery now. And it tastes a bit nutty, although much less than almond or cashew milk. And I find the flavor is really almost just a blank creamy canvas for any flavors you want to add.
Can Homemade Hemp Milk be Flavored?
Oh yes! I have added chocolate, superfoods, even fresh berries! Like I said, this milk really is the perfect creamy blank canvas for the plant-based, dairy-free milk of your dreams. I give specifics on how to make these flavored milks in the recipe below.
How to Use Hemp Milk
Oh, let me count the ways. Add it to coffee, tea, granola. Use it blended with cream to make a breakfast jar as I did here. Add it to smoothies for the texture and nutrition. There are so many ways, just replace the milk in any recipe with your nutritiously-rich homemade hemp milk.
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You don’t really need to strain your hemp milk, but you can if you want a thinner version. See my exact recipe below, as well for the sundae!
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Chocolate Hazelnut Hemp Milk Recipe
Homemade Hemp Milk
- 1 cup hemp hearts
- 5 cups water
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 pinch of salt
Make Chocolate Hazelnut Hemp Milk Jar
- 1 cup homemade hemp milk (recipe on this page)
- 1/4 cup coconut cream (the solid portion from full-fat coconut milk can, blend this with the hemp milk to create a thick cream)
- 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips (melted and used to coat jar)
- 2 tbsp chocolate hazelnut butter (added to bottom of jar before filling)
- 3 tbsp hazelnuts (crushed, to add to the top)
Make Homemade Hemp Milk
- Add to a high-speed blender, the hemp hearts, water, salt, syrup and vanilla. Blend until creamy. Refrigerate as you would any milk for 5 days. Shake before enjoying as the solids may separate out.
Build a chocolate hazelnut jar
- The night before, refrigerate the can of full-fat coconut milk.The next day, prep the jar by melting the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds, and paint the inside of the jar with melted chocolate.
- Put the hazelnut butter into the bottom of the jar.Scoop out the harden portion of coconut cream and save the coconut milk for other recipes.
- Add the coconut cream, and hemp milk to a blender. Blend until creamy.Top the mixture with things like whipped cream, more hemp hearts and crushed hazelnuts.
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Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in sciences and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.