How to Use Hemp Hearts as Milk
Beginning a dairy free journey and finding the right nondairy milk is very much like finding the perfect pair of jeans. There is a lot of effort that goes into that process. It’s got to be the right fit with the perfect flavor and one that doesn’t make you itch (due to allergies). For me, I immediately started digging on hemp seed milk three years ago when I was told I had a dairy allergy. Its thick consistency, slightly sweet taste and wonderfully creamy texture was easy to fall in love with. I began learning how to bake allergen-free with hemp milk and loved how it gave a unique flavor with every bite. Since going on a restrictive diet my option to buy nondairy milks at the store is no longer available. It’s impossible to find a milk that doesn’t already have a ton of ingredients, making it unable for me to have. That is completely okay though because with this homemade hemp seed milk made from hemp hearts not only is it cheaper to make at home but it is also so easy and simple, there is no need to ever buy it againPlus, it’s the perfect choice for those of you who are allergic to nuts. I see you nut-free people. I’m talking right to you. You get left out of a lot of options due to the heavy use of almonds or cashews that I thought you deserved a post of your own*. Did I also mention that this homemade milk requires only TWO ingredients?
*For those of you who can have nuts but not hemp hearts, you can always check out my highly-rated cashew milk recipe.
- ¾ c. hemp seed hearts
- 4 c. filtered water
- Place both ingredients in your high-speed blender and mix until completely smooth. Using a fine mesh strainer, pour into a Pyrex, making sure to catch the hemp seed particles within the strainer.
- Refrigerate in a closed container.
Shake every time you are about to use.
Hemp hearts are a in-cabinet must for me. I keep them around at all times, making sure that I am well-stocked because I never know when I will use them. They are so versatile and complement so many diverse foods, from topping salads, oatmeal and yogurt with them, even to sprinkling them on top of toast with almond butter. If ever you find yourself with extra hemp hearts on hand, it’s time to make milk with them.