Making your own nut and seed milk

There are two ways to make hemp milk, simple and really simple. Experiment with nuts (such as almonds, macadamia, hazelnuts) or desiccated coconut.

Simple Hemp Milk Recipe

In your blender put:

half – 1 cup of unshelled hemp seeds
1 to 1 and a half litres of filtered water
A pinch of salt (you can taste and add more later
A little maple syrup (not necessary but can be nice)
A half teaspoon of vanilla essence
A heaped teaspoon of raw coconut milk

Blend for about a 2-3 minutes in the blender, taste and adjust flavourings accordingly and re-blend. Then strain through a nut milk bag into a jug (I use a glass 1 and a half litre jug).


Really Simple Hemp Milk

In your blender put the above ingredients, but instead of using unshelled seeds use the shelled seeds  -these are more expensive but you don’t have to strain them. However you may find you prefer straining your milk if you like your milk really smooth.

The milks will separate and look a little weird when left, the sooner you drink them the better they are. I especially like hemp milk freshly made and a bit warm (blend for longer to get a bit of warmth in the milk). However left over milk keeps for a couple of days in a glass jar in the fridge and you just have to stir it to get it looking normal again.

You can use the same method for making coconut milk (use dessicated coconut or coconut block), almond milk (quick to make if you use ground almonds); or other nut milks. Experiment.