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Discover how to make oat milk yourself! It always turns out smooth and creamy with this simple recipe, making it ideal for adding to coffee, baking dishes, and more!
Have you ever tried oat milk? It seemed to be appearing everywhere recently. You can put it in your coffee at Starbucks, get a carton at the grocery, or even purchase a pint of oat milk ice cream! I wanted to find out what all the excitement was about, so I attempted to make my own homemade oat milk. I must say, I’m addicted! It’s extremely simple to prepare, smooth and creamy and has a delicious oaty flavor that goes well with coffee or tea.
But unlike non-dairy milk recipes, this one does not necessitate the use of any specific equipment. It’s very quick to make because you don’t have to soak the oats beforehand. Five minutes, a handful of whole rolled oats, filtered water, a fine screen strainer, and a strong blender are all you need! What exactly are you waiting for?
It’s simple to make wonderful oat milk! But, if you’ve produced other plant-based kinds of milk before, a word of caution: it’s NOT like making almond milk, where you squeeze as much liquid out of a nut milk bag as you can. The purpose of this recipe is to press and compress the mix as little as possible. Or else it’ll get slimy and gritty.
What exactly is oat milk?
Oat milk is merely rolled oats and water combined, then filtered to remove the pulp. The end product is simple, creamy DIY oat milk! Oat milk also has a lot of cool benefits, see this article.
Frequently Asked Questions about Oat Milk
How can you avoid slimy oat milk?
- Over-blending might cause the oat milk to become sticky, so we suggest blending for only 30-45 seconds.
- Soaking your oats can also increase their sliminess. Simply combine with water in a blender and mix!
- Heating oat milk might cause it to turn sticky; therefore, we don’t suggest it. However, we have some exciting news: we will be releasing an oat milk recipe inspired by Oatly Barista milk that is ideal for heating and foaming!
- We advise straining twice to eliminate any extra starch that might contribute to a sticky texture.
- Because nut milk bags and fine screen strainers allow too much pulp through, we recommend straining using a towel or clean t-shirt.
Can you make oat milk using steel cut or quick oats?
Rolling oats, in our opinion, are the way to go. Steel-cut oats are too coarse and produce less creamy milk. Rolled oats are ideal for making rich, creamy oat milk. And fast-cooking oats are overly processed, resulting in slimier oat milk.
Is gluten-free oat milk available?
This is debatable since some people believe that even gluten-free oats are harmful to people with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. However, in our experience, certified gluten-free oats create gluten-free oat milk.
How long will oat milk keep?
Oat milk should keep in the fridge for about five days if properly wrapped. Then, when it smells awful, you’ll know it’s gone bad.
What caused my oat milk to separate?
With oat milk and several other dairy-free milk, separation is quite typical. Simply shake it before using it!
How to make Oat Milk Full Guide
List of Ingredients
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 whole date, (pitted) or 1 tbsp (15 ml) maple syrup
- 2 tbsp of cocoa powder (optional)
- 1/4 cup of fresh berries (optional)
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 3-4 cups of water (for creamier milk, use less water)
- In a high-speed blender, combine oats, water (the lower range yields thicker, creamier milk, the higher level yields thinner milk), salt, and any extra add-ins (optional). Top with the lid and drape with a cloth to prevent spills. Blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until the solution appears to be well incorporated. It does not have to be completely crushed. Over-blending can actually make the oat milk slimy.
- Using a spoon, take a little sample to assess the flavor/sweetness. Add additional dates if it’s not sweet enough.
- Pour the blend into a large bowl or pitcher that has been covered with a thin towel or a clean T-shirt. In my experience, a second strain through a very tiny cloth removes any oat pieces. A nut milk bag appeared to allow too much material to get through.
- Refrigerate in a tightly sealed jar. Store the fresh milk in the refrigerator for a maximum of five days. Shake thoroughly and serve chilled. If you heat it, it will thicken and become gelatinous.
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Hope you this article helped you learn how to make oat milk, and that you are now proficient at it. If you have problems or you want to ask me something feel free to do so in the comment section, I will be happy to answer it.