How to Make Oat Milk
I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been asked how to make Oat Milk this year. This is a super popular question because we’ve spoken about how fun and delicious making your own milk can be! I am finally getting around to sharing my super-duper recipe, which is not rocket science, but yes, please give this a try and make your own oat milk. It’s easy and delicious.
Oat Milk was one of the newest trends to become popular in 2019 and made many popular trend lists during the year. At the Vegan show in Brisbane the other weekend, it was the dairy-free option at the café blend, and I must say that it tasted pretty good in my coffee when all frothed up. At GF Oats, we love seeing how popular oat milk has gotten especially because we know that our very rolled oats are perfect for making it! Until we develop our GF Oats Oat Milk in smart long life packs, we recommend that you give this recipe a try instead.
One of the reasons we advocate for making your own oat milk is that oat milk from the supermarket are naturally going to have extra ingredients to extend their shelf life and make sure they don’t go bad after a while. They might also have extra ingredients that allow them to get frothy more easily, particularly for any aspiring or practising baristas out there. So, when you make your own oat milk, you don’t need to worry about those pesky extra ingredients and preservatives that you either don’t want in your diet or are perhaps sensitive to amongst other things. Oat milk is an amazing substitute for cow’s milk and one of the healthiest alternatives with tons of fibre, so give our recipe a try and see how you go.
1 batch should last for about 5 days in the fridge, which is pretty long for homemade milk! This creamy recipe uses just 2 ingredients, 1 blender, and 5 minutes of your time! Let me show you how to do it!
What is Oat Milk made of?
How to make Oat Milk from GF Oats?
To make it simply add 1 cup rolled oats + 4 cups water to a high-speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds. Then strain through a clean towel for best results.
We found nut milk bags let too much pulp through. Fine mesh strainers also let too much pulp through, so we don’t recommend using them.
This method yields creamy oat milk every time that’s perfect for adding to coffee, matcha, cereal, oats, baked goods, granola, and more!
You can Flavour your Milk – This is super cool, pardon the pun, coming into Summer try adding in your own flavours for flavoured variations. Add a pinch of sea salt, a date, vanilla extract, cacao powder, or berries when blending for added flavour!
Tips for making delicious Oat Milk
- Don’t Over-blend it can make the milk slimy in texture.
- Avoid soaking your oats that can also make the oats more prone to sliminess. Just add to the blender with water and blend!
- Sometimes heating your oat milk can make it become slimy, so we don’t recommend it.
- I recommend straining twice to remove any of that excess starch which can also lend to a slimy texture.
- Straining with a towel or clean t-shirt as nut milk bags and fine mesh strainers let too much pulp through.
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