Oat milk is quickly becoming a favourite at our place. There are many commercially available brands and some of these make delicious coffee but they are quite pricey. Making your own oat milk, free of unwanted additives, is cheap and quick. We recently tested the same method with both rolled oats and steel cut oats and there was not much difference. The flavour of the steel cut oats was a little nicer but either option is fine.
I highly recommend tracking down a Jelly Bag and Stand online as it makes making home made plant mylk so much easier.
It is also recommended that you use a high powered blender like a Vitamix for best results.
My only other tip is to not blend for too long. 30 seconds is long enough. Any longer and you will get a slimy consistency (and no one needs slimy milk)!
Most oat milks that you buy in a carton contain added oil and sugar and like with making almost anything from scratch you can simply avoid extra unwanted additives. In this simple recipe I am sharing I add one medjool date for a touch of sweetness and flavour and one pinch of sea salt to bring out the natural flavour from both the oats and the date.
I made you a quick YouTube video (excuse my “I just got home from the gym” appearance) to show you just how simple it is.
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup steel cut oats or rolled oats
- 1 pitted medjool date
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Add all the ingredient into your high powered blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.
- Strain the liquid through a jelly bang on a stand over a large bowl.
- You will need to squeeze the jelly bag with your hands to get all the liquid into the bowl.
- Discard the oat pulp and pour the milk into a clean glass jar.
- Store the oat milk in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- Shake well before drinking.