How to Make Oat Milk (An Easy Guide)
This easy to make Oat Milk recipe is creamy and full of flavor!
Are you missing your favorite oat milk? You aren’t alone. I am too!! It seems almost impossible to find nowadays. With so many things running low in the grocery stores.
This recipe will help fill that void! I know it can seem scary thinking of making your own Oat Milk. Don’t think that way!
It’s very simple to make. Look at the bright side…you get to personalize it to YOUR taste buds!
Can You Make Flavored Oat Milk?
YES!! You can make flavored oat milk! It’s super creative and a fun thing to do.
Are you a fan of strawberry milk? Add a cup of strawberries to the recipe. This will give you that comfort strawberry milk vibe you love!
Really, the flavors are endless. Add any cocoa powder, vanilla extract, matcha green tea, or blueberries. Any flavor your heart desires.
Don’t want slimy Oat Milk?
Here are a few tips on how to achieve the perfect Oat Milk texture.
DON’T OVER BLEND. I know it’s easy to think if I blend the mixture more….the texture should be smoother?! It’s actually better to blend less.
DON’T USE A NUT BAG. In my experience this has actually made the oat milk more slimy. Ick!
DON’T HEAT UP. When oatmeal combined with water rises in temperature, it gets thicker. That’s what will happen if you heat up oat milk. This oat milk is better served with cold recipes. Such as smoothies, in granola, and iced coffee.
Want oat milk for hot coffee? I recommend adding coconut oil. Fat is needed to achieve that foam we all love. Add about 1 1/2 tablespoon of melted coconut oil before blending! This will help tremendously! Take note, the flavor will change slightly.
DON’T SOAK OATS OVERNIGHT. I know there are many recipes that suggest soaking oats overnight will help with the over all taste. In my exprience it has made my oat milk slimy. If this method works for you, continue to do it!
Only oat i recommend soaking before hand is steal cut oats. Soak 10-15 minutes before blending.
Add oats, salt, water, maple syrup or dates and vanilla extract or/ and additional flavors to a high-speed blender. Blend for a 20-30 or until mixture is well combined. (Note it does not have to be completely blended, over blending can lead to slimy texture)
Next, sample for taste/sweetness. Adjust flavor/sweetness to your liking. (If adding more, blend quickly. Not more then 10 seconds.)
Pour mixture over a large mixing bowl. Cover with one of the following: a clean thin kitchen towel, fine strainer, or clean thin t-shirt. I know what many things are not accessible right now. Any of these will work! The purpose of them is to strain out the pulp from the milk.
Strain milk 2-3 times.
Store Oat Milk in sealed container. Keep refrigerated for 5-7 days.
Shake before using.
Absolutely delightful in iced coffee, dipping your favorite cookies, homemade smoothies and so much more!!
Easy Oat Milk Recipe
- high-speed blender
- one of the following to strain; fine mesh strainer, thin kitchen towel, t-shirt, cheese cloth
- 6 cup water
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
- pinch Kosher salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Adding a touch of sweet to recipe use one of the following
- 2-6 tbsp maple syrup add desired amount to fit taste buds
- 1-3 dates (pitted) add desired amount to fit taste buds
- Add oats, salt, water, maple syrup or dates and vanilla extract or/ and additional flavors to a high-speed blender. Blend for a 20-30 or until mixture is well combined. (Note it does not have to be completely blended, over blending can lead to slimy texture)
- Next, sample for taste/sweetness. If you are a sweet person like me add desired amount of sweetness. (Adding more flavor, don’t blend longer then 10 seconds.)
- Pour mixture over a large mixing bowl. Covered with one of the following: a clean thin kitchen towel, fine mesh strainer, or clean thin t-shirt. Any of these will work! Using a t-shirt, thin kitchen towel or cheese cloth? Drape over large bowl, secure with a rubber band.
- Strain oat milk 2-3 times. Until desired texture is achieved.
- Store oat milk in sealed container. Keep refrigerated, good for 5-7 days.
- Shake well before using. It’s absolutely delightful in iced coffee, dipping your favorite cookies, homemade smoothies and so much more!!
If you prefer oat milk unsweetened and vanilla-free, opt out of maple syrup/dates and vanilla extract. Tips to not get a slimy texture: Don’t over blend, this will cause a slimy texture. Don’t soak oats overnight. This can sometimes cause oats to get a sticky, slimy texture. Do soak steal cut oats in water 10-15 minutes before blending. Don’t heat oat milk. This will cause it to get thicker. If you are looking for an oat milk recipe that will pair well with your hot coffee? Or want to use it to make foam? Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil before blending. Fat is needed to achieve foam texture!
I hope you enjoy this oat milk recipe! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or send me a message on my contact page! I’d love to hear from you.
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