In our post about the benefits of hemp milk, we established that it is a healthy and ethical dairy alternative. Hemp milk is a completely plant-based extract and is, therefore, a favourite among vegetarians and vegans. But it is a superfood for everyone. Irrespective of whether or not you are a vegetarian, hemp milk can be a healthier alternative.
And the best part? You can make it yourself!
Recipe by: The Minimalist Baker
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
WHAT YOU NEED
½ cup hemp seeds
2 cups water (can extend up to 3-4 cups; use less water for thicker, creamier milk)
1 pinch sea salt
½ tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
2 tbsp. of cocoa or cocoa powder (for chocolate milk, optional)
1 whole date, pitted OR 15 ml maple syrup (for sweetness, optional)
¼ cup fresh berries (for berry milk, optional)
WHAT TO DO
- Place the hemp seeds, water, salt, and other additional add-ins to a food processor or a blender. Blend this mixture for about 1 minute or until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy.
- Scoop out a sample to taste the mixture. Add more dates, salt, or vanilla as required.
- Strain the liquid through cheesecloth to remove the hemp seed particles. This is an optional step entirely based on preference.
- Transfer the milk to a sealed container and refrigerate. It can stay in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Hemp milk is best enjoyed when cold but again, that depends on preference.
Tip: Pour it into your smoothies and baked goods to enjoy the deliciousness.
And you have yourself a healthy, plant-based, vegan dairy alternative.