Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk

April 9, 2019

When it comes to this Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk recipe, you’ll find an easy way to make the newest plant-based milk trendsetter—oat milk. Completely versatile and perfect for many things that require milk, this recipe is one that the entire family can enjoy. Completely Gluten-Free, Nut-free, and Vegan!

Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk

Lately, I’ve noticed a major trend of homemade milks and I actually can admit that I’ve never attempted to make my own!

Honestly, I think this is mostly due to the fact that I have 2 main brands that are my go-to when it comes to plant-based milks—Califia Farms and So Delicious and they’re amazing, so why make my own, right? Haha.

Whelp. I’ve since given into the trend and I must say that I’m glad I did.

Making my own Oat Milk was such an experience, although the steps are minimal and the ingredients are literally only a handful.

Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk

However, the perfecting of it takes a few tries since the slightest offset can create a completely different outcome when it comes to texture.

Drinks for me have been my newest “must-make” (Yes, I totally made up that word! Haha), and more importantly, this Healthy Blood Orange Kiwi Drink recipe is a testament to my openness to creating new flavors and trying bold ingredients. It’s so good, trust me!

This Lemon Blackberry Mint Tea is also a really great option and is naturally sweetened, serves great as a detox or a boost in digestion, can be served hot or cold, and is easy to make, and perfect for any day or season, especially during the cold weather months.

Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk

On the other hand, for something a bit “heartier” in texture, but amazing in flavor, you can always opt for this Delicious Vegan Peanut Punch which is a healthy take on the delicious traditional Jamaican Peanut Punch and includes bold flavors of Peanuts and Rum (optional) and is beautifully textured to create a smooth drinking experience.

Don’t forget about this Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice which boasts it’s creaminess, thickness, and generous play on spices and freshly grated carrot flavor along with a secret thickener that brings it to life.

Granted, there are so many other drink options such as milkshakes, juices, smoothies, etc. however, nothing feels more aweosme than making your own milk! Haha.

Who’s with me? Besides, my little guy loves this milk too and indulges in a few Enjoy Life cookies while he’s at it—-so, win, win!

What’s the Craze with Oat Milk, Anyway? Is it Healthy?

When it comes to most plant-based milks, there is always some form of controversy! The most popular—Almond Milk has now gotten a lot of bad rap for not being as healthy as we thought (that’s a whole other topic!), therefore, Oat Milk as the newest trend has become the New It!

While I still use Almond Milk (pretty heavily in my recipe, I must add!), Oat Milk is definitely a great option for those who are allergic or intolerant to dairy and even gluten (ensuring that you purchase the GF version of your oats).

Oat Milk also has a great source of fiber (obviously from the oats) and B Vitamins, and other great minerals. Lastly, they are great at providing energy since they are higher in carbohydrates.

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post on The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes, dates are a great source of natural sweetness without the need for added sugar.

BENEFITS OF OATS!?

If you aren’t familiar, oats are super nutritious! They include a great source of carbs, fiber (the soluble kind!), protein, and fat. In addition, they are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant.

Other great benefits:

  • They can help to lower cholesterol.
  • Improves Blood Sugar levels.
  • May help with losing weight.
  • Great alternative for skincare.
  • Helps to relieve constipation.
Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk

Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?

In a large bowl, add dry oats along with water and soak for 10-15 minutes. Then drain, rinse, drain again and set aside. **NOTE: Discard drained water.**

Simply add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend on medium-high speed for about 30 SECONDS. **NOTE: Do not over-blend!; Adjust sweetness as needed.**

Once done, slowly strain (using a cheesecloth) milk into a pitcher, squeezing the oatmeal pulp to ensure that all milk is extracted. **NOTE: You may have to repeat this process until all oat milk has been fully strained; re-pouring milk on top of pulp to extract more milk, if needed.**

Refrigerate milk (tightly sealed) for up to 3 days. Stir before using!

Enjoy!

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Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk
Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk

Ultra Creamy Homemade Oat Milk

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients

  • 5-6 cups fresh water
  • 2 cups Gluten-free Rolled Oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 2 Tbsps vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3-4 pitted medjool dates (See Notes!)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add dry oats along with water and soak for 10-15 minutes. Then drain, rinse, drain again and set aside. **NOTE: Discard drained water.**
  • Simply add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend on medium-high speed for about 30 SECONDS. **NOTE: Do not over-blend!; Adjust sweetness as needed.**
  • Once done, slowly strain (using a cheesecloth) milk into a pitcher, squeezing the oatmeal pulp to ensure that all milk is extracted. **NOTE: You may have to repeat this process until all oat milk has been fully strained; re-pouring milk on top of pulp to extract more milk, if needed.**
  • Refrigerate milk (tightly sealed) for up to 3 days. Stir before using!
  • Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

REMAINING OAT PULP: You can always repurpose leftover ‘oat pulp’ by covering it in the refrigerator and using it in overnight oats, smoothies, etc.
SERVING: To make less milk, cut ingredient measurements in half. To make more, simply double or triple the measurement of ingredients, depending on your desired amount.
SWEETENER: If dates aren’t desired, you can use 1 Tbsp of pure maple syrup, date syrup, or agave instead if preferred.
USES: Oat milk’s creamy consistency makes it perfect in lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies, creamy soups, and baked goods. Can also be used as regular milk for cereal, etc.

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  1. Hi I am going to try this method of making oat milk but I’m a little confused by the first step. You said to soak the oats in the water and then drain, do you disgard the drained water and keep the oats? Then when you say put all ingredients in a blender does that mean the oats you have just soaked and rinsed with 5-6 cups of fresh water? Thanks

    • Hi Kyla! I’m so sorry for any confusion! You can actually drain, rinse, and then drain again, discarding of the drained water. When adding all ingredients to the blender, you’ll be adding the 5-6 cups of fresh water! I do hope that you enjoy it! 🙂

    • No worries at all! I know how hard it is to find recipes for major food allergies! I do hope that you get a chance to give this a try!