Homemade creamy oat milk with 2 ingredients in 5 minutes! Let me show you how.
How to Make Oat Milk
- 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if GF // or sub steel-cut oats*)
- 4 cups water (use less water for thicker, creamier milk!)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 whole date, pitted (optional // for sweetness // or 1 Tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 2 Tbsp cocoa or cacao powder for "chocolate milk" (optional)
- 1/4 cup fresh berries for "berry milk" (optional)
Add oats, water, salt, and any additional add-ins (optional) to a high-speed blender. Top with lid and cover with a towel to ensure it doesn't splash. Blend for about 1 minute or until the mixture seems well combined. It doesn't have to be 100% pulverized. In fact, over-blending can make the oat milk slimy in texture.
Scoop out a small sample with a spoon to test flavor/sweetness. If it's not sweet enough, add more dates.
Pour the mixture over a large mixing bowl or pitcher covered with a very thin towel or a clean T-shirt. In my experience, it benefits from a double strain through a very fine towel to remove any oat remnants. A nut milk bag seemed to let too much residue through.
*You can use steel-cut oats, but I found them to make the oat milk gummy and didn't enjoy their flavor as much.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with no additional add-ins, and the oat "pulp" nutritional content removed.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 8 half-cup servings)
- Calories: 34
- Fat: 0.1g
- Carbohydrates: 7.5g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Protein: 0.7g
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