Can I make CREAM CHEESE from Hemp Seed Milk?

Mmmmmm, yes.

<–Oh, yes yes yes.

Using basic cooking techniques, cheese can be achieved with any kind of milk, even the dairy-free, hemp-seed kind.  And it goes mighty well on bagels!

After preparing ricotta cheese at Kask on a frequent basis for our poblanos stuffed with herbed ricotta, I have grown quite privvy to the art of curdling cheese.  Being an avid hemp seed milk user (better than SO many other things to be a user of), and a lover of creamy flavor and texture without compromising digestive benefit, I decided to experiment, tonight, with the curdling of hemp seed milk into cheese.

What came out of my traditional ricotta recipe was not ricotta, but, instead, a delightfully creamy spread of sorts.  Something I could not stop SAMPLING atop my gluten-free “Portland sourdough” bread.

I guess worse things have happened.  :)

Here’s how you, too, can make your very own dairy-free cream cheese for you and your loved Bubble Children.  It’s like a science experiment turned delicious.  Whip out the goggles… we’ve got ourselves somethin’ delicious.

Hemp Seek Milk Cream Cheese

1 cup warm water
juice from 2 lemons (about 1/2 cup)
1 1/2 tbs. sea salt
2 quarts unsweetened hemp seed milk

+ 1 cheesecloth for straining

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yields about 1/2 cup cream cheese

1. Dissolve sea salt and lemon juice in warm water.  Pour hemp seek milk into medium pot.  Pour lemon sea salt mixture evenly atop hemp seed milk, and stir once along top of mixture.  Heat over medium heat, and let cook for 10 minutes.
2. After 10 minutes, stir once, gently, along top section of cheese mixture.  Let cook another 5 minutes, or until solids are clearly separate from clear liquid that has formed.

<–Ready to be lifted!
3. Carefully lift all solids, using a large mixing spoon, into a cheese cloth lining a metal sieve, or other straining device.

<–Before fully strained.

<–now that’s some cream!

4. Let strain about 15-20 minutes, or until liquid has seeped through and you are left with a creamy residue.  Spoon into storage container, and you’ve got yourself some cream cheese.

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Can I make CREAM CHEESE from Hemp Seed Milk?

  1. Christine

    Mine didn’t Curdle :( Im going to heat it up again and use ACV and see if it works. Don’t want to waste such precious hemp milk! <3 Thank you for this recipe.

    • The thing with using lemons is that since it is a fruit found in nature, and is therefore naturally inconsistent, yes sometimes the levels added need to be adjusting. Using ACV is safe for consistency reasons, as you always know the amount you’re adding and the result. Thanks for bringing this up, and I hope you put that precious hemp seed milk to good use. :D

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  3. khonrak

    Seed & Nut Milk – butters & cheese are a real treat for us vegans. I use to make fresh soy & mixed cereal milk for our temple – restaurant here in Bangkok, but soymilk was stopped due to soybeans containing high amounts of phyto-estrogens. Anyway, now looking into more healthy Seed & Nut Milks…all foods should be kept as natural as possible…keep it simple.

  4. Rhonda

    could you use Soy Milk instead?

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