How to Make Hemp Milk

A super easy, homemade 2-ingredient hemp milk that’s creamy and refreshing!

The first time I tried hemp milk was at the Sydney vegan markets, and it’s still one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve ever had!

I love taking hemp milk out on hikes, or as a post-workout refreshment as it’s such a great way to hydrate and cool down.

Hemp is rich in nutrients like vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc, as well as essential fatty acids, and is a great source of protein.

You can also sweeten up this milk by adding natural sweeteners like stevia, maple syrup, dates, honey, cacao powder or cinnamon.

Before we get started in learning how to make this creamy, refreshing hemp milk – if you like what you’re seeing, subscribe to my email newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep up to date on the latest recipes, DIYs, gardening and health tips I share!!

Hemp is a great crop to grow as it draws down carbon from the atmosphere (1 hectare of agricultural hemp draws down around 22 tonnes of carbon) and is much more sustainable compared to something like cotton, which uses a lot of water.

If you make this hemp milk, please let me know! Leave a comment below, and if you take a picture and share it, please tag me on Instagram @simplynaturalnessa or use the hashtag #simplynaturalnessa so I can see! I’d love to know how you went!

Homemade Hemp Milk

When making hemp milk, you don’t need to soak the seeds before blending them.



  • 1 whole date, pitted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup berries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

To make:

  1. In a high-speed blender, add hemp seeds, water, salt, and any additional add-ins.
  2. Blend until creamy and smooth; about 1 minute.
  3. Strain the mixture using a fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth, clean T-shirt, thin towel, or nut milk bag over a large mixing bowl.
  4. Once strained, pour the milk directly into an airtight glass jar for storage.
  5. The milk will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy cold, and shake well before use.
I found this milk bottle at an op shop, it was only $1.00 and I LOVED having somewhere to store my homemade plant milks.

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction.

Have you made plant milk before? What was it like? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa