How to Make Oat Milk

Here is an easy way to make homemade creamy oat milk with just a few ingredients and a blender in a few minutes!

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.

oat milk in a glass bottle

What You will Need

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 cups of 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

  1. 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, 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 turn it slimy.
oats, salt, mesh strainer, cheesecloth, and water to be used to make oat milk
how to make oat milk demo with ingredients blended in a blender

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.

oat milk poured through a mesh strainer and cheesecloth

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 fridge, so make sure to shake it well before each use.

oat milk in a sealed glass bottle

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 result in a creamier texture.
  • 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 along with other ingredients.
  • Use the leftover oat pulp in recipes such as oatmeal, smoothies, or baked goods.

How to Make Oat Milk

Course: Helpful How-toCuisine: VeganDifficulty: Easy


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Quick and easy oat milk recipe with just a few simple ingredients and a blender.


  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 4 cups water


  • Add all the ingredients to a high-speed 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!

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