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Cashew Coconut Oat Milk (Our Take on Oil-Free Oatly Barista Milk)

Creamy, 5-ingredient dairy-free milk made with oats, cashews, and coconut! A delicious, rich blend that mocks Oatly Barista milk, froths beautifully, and pairs well with matcha or coffee!

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 7 (1/2-cup servings)
Category: Beverage
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 5 Days

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews (raw is best)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (we like the large flakes, but small is okay, too)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (not steel cut, gluten-free certified as needed)
  • 1 medjool date, pitted (or sub maple syrup or stevia to taste)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 3 cups filtered water (or highest quality water possible)

Instructions

  1. Soak cashews (uncovered) in very hot water for 30 minutes, or in cool water for 6 hours or overnight (be sure not to soak longer than 8 hours or the cashews can get too soft).

  2. Drain and rinse cashews, then add to a high-speed blender with coconut flakes, rolled oats, date, salt, and filtered water. For this recipe (as written) we recommend starting with 3 cups (720 ml) water for a richer, creamier milk. If you prefer slightly thinner milk, add up to 4 cups (960 ml) total.

  3. Top blender with lid, cover with a towel to ensure it doesn't spill over, and blend on high for 60 seconds.

  4. Place a nut milk bag (or thin, clean dish towel or t-shirt) over a large mixing bowl and pour the milk over it. Then strain, squeezing really well until mostly pulp is left — this may take a few minutes.

  5. At this point the milk is ready to enjoy as is, or it can be refrigerated up to 4-5 days (sometimes — you'll know if it's still fresh by the smell).

  6. This blend is perfect for frothing / heating, or used cold as a thick milk or "creamer" for hot or iced coffee or matcha! We haven't tested freezing it, but suspect it would work, though it’s always best when fresh.

Notes

*Recipe as written makes ~3 ½ cups milk/creamer.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with full amount of ingredients included. Actual nutrition per serving will have slightly fewer calories, fat, carbohydrates, etc. due to straining through nut milk bag.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 7 half-cup servings)