Easy Homemade Chocolate Hemp Seed Milk (vegan and paleo)

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I’m pretty convinced that chocolate milk is an instant mood booster! My favorite version is a vegan, paleo Chocolate Hemp Seed Milk, and I love how the hemp and cocoa flavors blend perfectly together in this recipe. This recipe is nut-free and full of plant-based nutrients. No strainer needed!

Hemp Chocolate Milk

Want to know my secret to making a whole room full of people smile? Tell them you’re making a fresh batch of chocolate milk! My Easy Homemade Chocolate Hemp Seed Milk can be made in the blender, poured over ice, and enjoyed by everyone. I love this short ingredient list, too: no dairy, no sugar, just plant-based goodness that tastes incredible. I hope you love it as much as my whole family does!

Chocolate Hemp Milk

One of my favorite things about this homemade nut milk recipe is that it doesn’t require a nut milk bag, straining, or any fancy equipment. You only need a blender and ingredients to have Homemade Chocolate Hemp Seed Milk!

Hemp Chocolate Milk Ingredients

Chocolate Hemp Seed Milk Ingredients

This ingredient list is short, sweet, and so delicious! These are ingredients that are really easy to keep on hand, so you can have a fresh glass of Chocolate Hemp Seed Milk anytime the chocolate craving hits.

  • Cocoa powder (unsweetened, go for good quality here… look for a dark brown color)
  • Shelled hemp seeds (also known as hemp hearts(
  • Medjool dates (you can also sweeten with a bit of maple syrup if you prefer!)
  • Vanilla extract
Chocolate Hemp Milk Recipe

All About Hemp Seeds

Shelled hemp seeds, or hemp hearts, are a really great way to add plant-based protein and essential fatty acids to your diet. They have a nutty flavor that is SO delicious paired with the cocoa! I love how they make a recipe instantly more hearty and filling while boosting the nutrition. Hemp seeds also contain vitamin E, potassium, iron, and calcium. Hemp seeds are also high in dietary fiber, making them good for your digestive health!

Dairy-Free Chocolate Milk

Health Benefits of Cocoa Powder

Unsweetened cocoa powder is made by roasting and grinding cocoa beans. Years of nutrition research has shown that chocolate may provide health benefits from antioxidants called flavanols found in the cocoa solids. When consumed in large amounts, studies have shown that flavanols in chocolate may lower blood pressure, promote lung and brain health, and even improve your mood (I know I’m always happy when I’m eating chocolate!). Look for cocoa powder that’s a vibrant dark brown color. I love Whole Foods 365 organic unsweetened cocoa powder the best!

Vegan Chocolate Milk Recipe

This Chocolate Hemp Seed Milk is vegan (dairy-free!), gluten-free, nut-free, paleo and refined sugar-free. It’s a sweet treat that anyone with any allergy can enjoy! I hope you’ll tag me on Instagram if you make this, and drop a review below to help others find the recipe as well!

Vegan Hemp Milk

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Chocolate Hemp Milk Recipe

Chocolate Hemp Seed Milk

  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 24 ounces (3 servings) 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Chocolate Hemp Seed Milk recipe is so easy to make and has the perfect blend of hemp and cocoa flavors!


  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds (also known as hemp hearts)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 soft pitted Medjool dates or 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of fine salt


  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend on the highest speed for 1 minute until completely smooth and creamy.  No date bits should remain.  
  2. Immediately pour over a glass filled with ice cubes.  Or, store in a milk storage bottle in the refrigerator and chill for later.  Store for up to four days.  If storing, separation will occur.  Simple give the bottle a vigorous shake before pouring.  


The hemp seeds and dates break down during blending.  However, for an extra smooth texture you can pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to catch anything that your blender might have missed.  This straining step is also a great option if you do not have a high performance blender.

I store my dates at room temperature to keep them soft. 

  • Category: Beverage

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  1. Abby

    Wow! This was really good! I’m pretty sure this will be made on a regular basis. We love all things chocolate in this house!

    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you so much, Abby! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this one so much and plan to make moving forward! We make it all the time here and also love all things chocolate in this house 🙂

  2. Kathi

    Could you use cacao powder in place of the cocoa?

    • Elaine Gordon

      Yes! Although I do prefer the flavor of unsweetened cocoa powder a bit more. But cacao will definitely work.


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