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In recent years, plant-based milk alternatives like soy, almond, and oat milk have gained immense popularity due to their health benefits and delicious taste.
Oat milk is a good option for people with gluten-related conditions and lactose intolerance since it is naturally free of gluten, nut, and lactose.
Oat milk is dairy-free and 100% plant-based milk made by blending rolled oats and water together. This homemade oat milk is simple, quick, and cost-effective as with just one cup of rolled oats and four cups of water you get about one liter of oat milk. So, let’s learn how to make oat milk at home using basic ingredients.
🌾 What You Will Need
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 cups of ice-cold water
- A blender
- A fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or nut milk bag
- A glass bottle or a container to store the oat milk
🥛 How to Make Oat Milk at Home
- First, add rolled oats, salt, and water to a blender. Then blend on high for 30-45 seconds. Be careful not to over-blend the mixture as over-blending can make the oat milk slimy and gooey, which we don’t want. If you need to blend more, wait a minute or two to pulse for another round so as not to heat the milk with the power of the blender. Because sometimes heating the oat milk can make it slimy.
2. Next, pour the blended mixture into a large bowl through a fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or both to remove the excess pulp. If necessary, you can double strain to make sure all the residue is removed. Also, you don’t want to over-squeeze the oat milk while passing through the cheesecloth as this may squeeze out more oat residues.
3. Finally, transfer the oat milk to a container or a glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid and store it in the fridge for up to a week. The oat milk will separate in the refrigerator, so make sure to shake it well before every use.
✔️ Tips for Making the Perfect Oat Milk
- Use rolled oats, not steel-cut oats or instant oats. Rolled oats are the best option because they are easier to blend and have a creamier texture.
- Use ice-cold water and ice cubes (if desired) while blending. Heat makes the oats more starchy and gooey.
- Do not blend too long. Blending causes heat and can make the oat milk slimy.
- Do not over-squeeze the nut milk bag or else it will release the slime factor to oats.
- Customize the taste of your oat milk by adding flavorings such as vanilla extract, dates, sugar, honey, cocoa powder, or cinnamon. You can add these flavors while blending.
- Use the leftover oat pulp in recipes such as oatmeal, smoothies, or baked goods.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 cups water
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and cheesecloth to remove the excess residue. If necessary, do a double strain.
- Pour the oat milk into a glass bottle. Store it in the fridge for up to a week. Shake the bottle before use.
- Serve chilled, and enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 77Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 80mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 0gProtein 3g
The nutrition info calculated is just a rough estimate and is provided as a courtesy. Bear in mind that value will vary based on variables like a specific brand or type of product used. To obtain the most accurate representation, it is highly recommended that you calculate it on your own with the actual amount and type of ingredient used.