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How To Make Chocolate Oat Milk (Non-slimy)
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How To Make Chocolate Oat Milk (Non-slimy)

Learn to make the best Chocoalte Oat Milk that's fresh, creamy and not slimy at all! With cocoa powder, natural sweeteners and gluten-free oats.
Course Drinks
Keyword chocolate, creamy, dairy-free, easy, milk, oat milk, oats, plant-based, vegan
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats, gluten-free (You can also use a non-GF version!)
  • 5 cups filtered water
  • 1-2 Tbsps Agave (See Notes!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsps cocoa powder or organic cacao
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add dry rolled oats along with 2 cups of fresh water and soak for 15-20 minutes. Once oats have swollen and softened, drain out water, rinse with more fresh water, and drain again and set aside. NOTE: Be sure to discard all drained water.
  • Next, add the soaked oats, 5 cups of water, Agave, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt to a high-powered blender and blend on medium-high speed for about 30-45 SECONDS. NOTE: Do not over-blend; Adjust sweetness as needed.
  • Once done, slowly strain (using a cheesecloth) milk into a bowl, 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 by re-pouring milk on top of pulp to extract more milk, if needed.
  • Once all milk has been extracted, add the milk back to the blender and add the cocoa powder and blend again for 1 minute or until it's thick and creamy.
  • Refrigerate milk (best if tightly sealed/covered) for up to 1 week. Stir before serving, if needed.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Notes

  • STORAGE: When properly stored in the refrigerator, oat milk lasts for up to 1 week, at best. Usually, I like to consume my batch within the first 2-3 days.
  • 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 SIZE: To make more, simply double or triple the measurement of ingredients, depending on your desired amount. 
  • SWEETENER: If Agave isn't desired, you can use dates, pure maple syrup, or date syrup, instead as a sweetener.
  • USES: Regular 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.