Oat milk has quickly become one of my family’s favorite plant based milks. I’ve started making a homemade version that’s super easy and every loves!
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but in the last couple years oat milk has really made a splash (pun intended) in the plant based milk scene. And if you’ve tried it you can probably see why. It’s absolutely delicious! To me, it tastes like the milk at the end of a bowl of cereal. It’s oat-y (of course) and naturally sweeter than cow’s milk.
Oat milk has been one of our go-to plant based milks the past year or two so I thought I’d try my hand at making it myself, and it turned out great! I actually was surprised at how simple it was to make. We use oat milk with our cereal or granola, in smoothies of course, but you could even use it to make dairy free ice cream.
Oat milk is delicious on its own too. This recipe uses either a date or maple syrup (depending on your preference) to add a bit of sweetness. And you can plain oat milk into delicious strawberry oat milk, chocolate oat milk or even matcha oat milk. Gemma has been on a strawberry oat milk kick and I’ve been digging the chocolate!
Like I said, making homemade oat milk is so simple. All you do is puree old fashioned oats with water and a date or maple syrup and then strain the mixture into a bowl using a t-shirt or kitchen towel and boom! Deliciousness ready to go. It will keep in your refrigerator covered in an air tight container for up to 5 days if you can make it last that long without gulping it all up!
If you’re looking for more simple homemade plant based milks, try my Easy Almond Milk recipe! And as always let me know what you think of this Oat Milk recipe too!
Homemade Oat Milk
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 1 date, pitted or 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- Place oats and water in a high speed blender and puree for 30-45 seconds or until oats are almost pulverized (it’s ok if small pieces of oats remain). If milk isn’t sweet enough add another pitted date or maple syrup to taste and puree an additional 15 seconds.
- Place a white tee shirt or kitchen towel over a pitcher or bowl and slowly pour mixture in. Squeeze the tee shirt or towel to squeeze out as much oat milk as possible.
- Store in a covered container for up to 5 days.
- Strawberry Milk: add 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries in step 1.
- Chocolate Milk: add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder in step 1.
- Matcha Milk: add 2 teaspoons green tea powder in step 1.