Oh how I love oat milk – it is one of my favorite milk alternatives (affectionately called mylks in the plant-based world). I’ve always loved soy milk, and for a while I was into almond milk (but really, when I read about the environmental impacts I had to rethink this dairy alternative), but there’s something about oat milk that just out-performs the rest, particularly in hot beverages like tea and coffee. Today, I’m going to show you how to make oat milk – it’s easy, inexpensive and zero waste. Oat milk is my favorite vegan, plant-based milk by far! And, to take oat milk even one step farther, I’ll show you how to re-purpose oats for overnight oatmeal – talk about a win-win, right? I love a no-waste recipe!
You don’t even need a recipe because oat milk is so easy. I used 1 cup organic old-fashioned oats, and about 2.5 cups filtered water. Put the oats and water into a high-speed blender and blend for 30-45 seconds on high. Use a tea towel or a cheesecloth to strain the liquid (if these options let it too much pulp, you can double strain). Refrigerate (I store mine in a glass container with a lid) after straining and enjoy! Homemade oat milk should last in your fridge for 2-4 days, but honestly, you’ll probably drink it all first.
I should add: I love how well this oat milk foams up for lattes – oat milk turns any “latte treat” into a healthy alternative!
Tired of plain ol’ oat milk? Here are some of my favorite, healthy additions:
- A pinch of salt
- A few Pitted dates
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla bean
I’ve even experimented with an unsweetened chocolate oat milk. It’s not perfect yet, but I definitely encourage experimentation!
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