I love this super simple dairy-free hemp milk – it is the most creamy and delicious milk replacement I have found that doesn’t come from a coconut. It makes for a great addition to hot beverages, oatmeal, chia pudding, to go over sliced bananas and berries or paired with some fresh granola. If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, I highly suggest trying this as a substitute instead of dairy milk. It’s equally as rich, but filled with blend of omega-3 and omega-6 fats and healthy proteins.
- 4 tbsp raw unhulled hemp hearts (I use Manitoba Harvest)
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)*
- ¼ tsp vanilla powder (optional)*
- Add the water, maple syrup and four rounded tablespoons of unhulled raw hemp hearts to a high-speed blender. I use a vitamix, but anything with a relatively strong motor should work well.
- Blend on medium-high for around 1-2 minutes, depending on the strength of your blender.
- Filter your “cream” through a nut milk bag or fine strainer to remove any hull pieces.
- I find this lasts in the fridge for about 4-5 days.
- *Adding the maple syrup and vanilla make for a wonderfully sweet addition to the richness of the cream, but can be omitted if you want to use it in savoury dishes such as mashed potatoes or roasted veggie soup.