PUMPKIN HEMP MILK – my fav psl alternative {easy recipe!}

This was a recipe I whipped up on my own when Erik was gone last week. I recently bought a pumpkin spice coffee blend from Trader Joe’s & have been craving all things pumpkin.

Now, I’ll be honest with you… I HATE PSL’s. Β They are just FAR too sweet for me & don’t use real pumpkin. Seriously though, they are pumped full of sugar & just not worth it in my own opinion.

I LOVE pumpkin, I LOVE coffee, & I LOVE hemp milk so I decided to put things in my own hands.

I’ve talked hemp milk a bit here on the blog – specifically here, here, & here. Hemp milk is my absolute favourite alternative milk.

Don’t let the name scare you! There is absolutely no THC in these sexy little hemp hearts – instead, they are chock FULL of protein & omega-3’s.

So- drink UP, you won’t get high. Promise. (though there ARE some medicated hemp milks like Waska on the market where they add the THC to it afterwards but that is a story for another day – unless you buy it at a dispensary, it will NOT be medicated. Tempt is my favourite non-medicated hemp milk & I buy it at Whole Foods).

Anyways- CRAVING some pumpkin in my coffee, I whipped this baby up & Y’ALL. It is SO good, it practically screams fall & will really sex up your coffee.

There are only 3 main ingredients :: water + hemp hearts + pumpkin pie spice.

That said, you can add whatever else you’d like. It’s not pictured but I added a teaspoon of vanilla to it. This is also completely unsweetened. If you prefer something a bit sweeter, add a few drops of liquid stevia or organic honey {bonus points if you use royal jelly – more on that a bit here}.

Have you ever made hemp milk before? It’s SUPER easy. All you do is a rough 4:1 ratio of water & hemp milk & blend until liquid. You can then strain it out with a cheesecloth to keep it smooth {though not necessary – total texture preference} & put in an air tight jar. This is the blender I like.

I actually do this all the time – in fact, I have a GAME CHANGING hemp coffee hack, but I blend about a tbsp of hemp hearts with coffee in my nutribullet for the easiest latte ever. Add a bit of cinnamon and coconut oil & TRUST ME. The end result is literal coffee goals. It’s frothy, completely mixed and just SO good.

Anyways – hemp milk isn’t just for coffee!

Here are some other ways to use my pumpkin spice hemp milk :: add it to your hot chocolate, dip your chocolate chip cookies in it { YUM! }, add it to your chai tea, heat it up & spike it with some boutbon {get EXTRA with it with my pumpkin spice bourbon}, & top with some whipped creme, make golden milk with it… any other ideas? tell, tell.

Anyways, this recipe takes literally no time at all – 1 minute, MAX – & only 3 ingredients. As far as the pumkin pie spice, it’s a favourite of mine to have on hand for my coffeeΒ – I infuse it with this instead of just cinnamon.

However, feel free to use just cinnamon or any other baking spices you may have. The one I use is cinnamon, ginger, cloves, & nutmeg. A little pinch of black pepper adds a nice dimension too!

OH! & my favourite hemp seed tip?? Get it in the bulk aisle. TRUST ME. You can order them online here but you will save so much more money if you buy in bulk. I add a pound of them to every Instacart order.



hemp seeds, 1/2 cup

pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup

pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp

water, 2 cups

optional ingredients



honey or liquid stevia


combine all ingredients in a high power blender & blend until liquid. If you want, strain through a cheesecloth to make sure it’s extra smooth. Put in an air tight container like a mason jar & it will keep for 3 days!


you can use this with store bought hemp milk in lieu of water & hemp seeds. Just add the hemp milk {or almond, etc, whatever you want} in lieu of seeds & water. Add pumpkin + spices & blend!

you can also use this with soaked almonds or cashews or any alternative milks / seeds.

if you want dairy milk, go ahead and use it! Use the milk in lieu of seeds / water & blend with pumpkin & spices.


More fall posts ::

+++ Pumpkin Spice Bourbon
+++ Sexy Mulled Red Wine
+++ DIY Pumpkin Succulents
+++ Festive AF Fall Candles

Leave a Comment


  1. 10.18.17
    Jeanne Ward said:

    This recipe is being bookmarked; it sounds delicious!!

  2. 10.18.17
    The Midwest Wife said:

    This looks amazing! Definitely want to make it before the season is over.

    Antonia | http://www.TheMidwestWife.com

  3. 10.18.17

    Yum! I love pumpkin flavoured foods. I don’t have any more hemp seeds but I will try this. <3 /Madisn

  4. 10.19.17
    Mellissa Fernandes said:

    this looks so yummy, surely going to try it!

  5. 10.19.17

    This looks really really good! I do think psl’s can be a little too sweet! I love pumpkin flavors in the fall! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com

    • 10.19.17

      RIGHT?! Totally agree, way too sweet! I’d rather have ice cream!! ha! now a PSL ice cream? sign me up πŸ˜‰ xx

  6. 10.19.17
    Fash-n-Curious said:

    I’m not a coffee drinker but this “sexed up” coffee sure sounds great!!! http://fash-n-curious.com/

  7. 10.19.17
    Rachel Nicole Saville said:

    This sounds too good! I may try this with almond milk because tis the season for pumpkin flavored everything!

    xo,Rachel Nicole

  8. 10.19.17
    Briana Trevino said:

    I love pumpkin flavored anything! Sounds great!


  9. 10.19.17
    Dafrastar said:

    YAYYYYY!! I HATE PSLS TOOO!!!!! OMG it feels so good to say (write) that out loud.

    That said- How come I did not know hemp milk was a thing? I literally never heard of it until now. I really want to try this, but I have no pumpkin puree on hand; I have hemp seeds though. I will figure something out and let you know how it came out! Great post as usual!


    • 10.24.17

      RIGHT?! Weirdly therapeutic. #PSLBYE

      It’s so so so good & honestly, try blending them in your coffee! Do coffee, hemp seeds, cinnamon, & whatever sweetener you like & blend that baby up!! LMK how it goes girl!! x Shannon

  10. 10.19.17

    YUM! This sounds so amazing! I might have to try it out this weekend πŸ™‚

    xo Anna Elizabeth

  11. 10.19.17
    Ruksana said:

    I didn’t even know this was a thing! Clearly I am not doing a good job of indulging in all of the pumpkin-ness of the season πŸ™‚

    • 10.24.17

      Ha! Well to be fair, I haven’t seen much pumpkin hemp milks on the market… yet πŸ˜‰ happy pumpkin season, Ruksana!! x

  12. 10.19.17
    Ianne Cabangon said:

    sounds so yummy, will try this soon!
    Xo, Christianne

  13. 10.21.17
    Follow My Gut said:

    SHAAAANOOON!!!! The me of 3 months ago would have read that you hate PSL and flagged the hell out of your site. Or at least thought about doing that. But when the season picked up I had one again and it just wasn’t the same. Too sweet, fake pumpkin taste, not worth it. But your version looks beyond worth it and soooo delicious. I’m not much of a cook/maker of things but I would totally make the hell outta this!

    • 10.24.17

      HA! Well thanks for not flagging πŸ˜‰ & I totally agree, it’s just not PUMPKIN enough for my liking. Let me know if you give this a go & if you ever have any questions just give me a shout and I’ll answer!! I try to make my recipes easy af xx

  14. 10.22.17
    Gigi said:

    This looks & sounds delicious !

  15. 10.23.17

    Oh my goodness! This looks amazing and perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing and for posting it so that it’s so easy to follow. I will definitely be trying this out!


  16. 2.6.20
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