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Date-Sweetened Hemp Milk (Two Ways!)

This easy homemade plant based milk can be done in under 10 minutes! To make it even better, the milk is sweetened with dates only and the hemp seeds require absolutely no soaking! I like making a batch of vanilla hemp milk to enjoy with fruits, oatmeal or smoothies. As for the chocolate milk, my favorite is to drink it on its own! This date-sweetened version is a million times better than unsweetened chocolate milk. Why? It's perfectly sweet and healthy.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 3 cups


Vanilla Hemp Milk

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons raw hemp hearts
  • 3 cups water
  • 1-2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Chocolate Hemp Milk

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons raw hemp hearts
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coffee (optional)
  • Pinch of salt


  • In a high-speed blender, blend all the ingredients until smooth (about 10 seconds).
  • Place the nut milk bag inside a bowl or container, the edges of the bag hanging on the sides of the bowl. Ideally, use a bowl or container with a large opening to prevent a mess.
  • Pour the hemp mixture in the nut milk bag on top of the container. Lift the bag, holding it tightly from the top with one hand. With the other hand, squeeze out the liquid from the bag. When you're done, there should be only a small amount of date and hemp paste left in the bag. Clean the bag and enjoy your homemade hemp milk!


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Shake the milk before every use.
You can save the small amount of pulp and use it in smoothies, oatmeal, etc.
This recipe makes 3 cups of hemp milk. Feel free to double the recipe.