Homemade, Creamy Oat Milk
Oat milk is delicious, and you’d think that it would be easy to make. Well, you’d be wrong. It’s not just a matter or blending up some oats and straining them.
Well, actually it is. But there are a few tricks to ensure that you don’t end up with a slimy white goo. Nobody wants goo in their coffee.
After many, many, trials and errors I’ve finally figured it out. Now you can make oat milk—for a fraction of the price ($0.40 instead of $4.97) you’d normally pay at the supermarket, and enjoy it too!
Homemade Oat Milk
- nutmilk bag
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 cups ice cold water must be ice cold
- Measure oats into blender
- Add a pinch of salt
- Add ice cold water
- Blend for no more than 20 seconds – you do not want any heat generated
- Strain through nutmilk bag
- It’s important to use old fashioned oats—don’t use quick or steel cut oats.
- Ice cold water is essential—if using tap water you can add ice cubes to the blender.
- Why? This prevents the oats from releasing their starch and making the oat milk slimy. Nobody wants that, gross.
- Again, heat = slimy milk. Yuck!
- The milk will separate in the fridge, but it just needs a shake.
- Lasts for 4 days in the fridge.