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Homemade Oat Milk- in less than 5 minutes!

by Capri Lilly

Oat milk is rich and creamy alternative milk that tastes delicious in coffee, smoothies, cereals, and more! Using only four ingredients: rolled oats, water, dates (or maple syrup, and salt, this recipe provides you with delicious homemade oat milk made in less than 5 minutes!

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Oat milk is a relatively new player in the non-dairy milk scene. It is all the craze right now and for good reason– it’s absolutely delicious! 

The first time I had Oat milk was at a cafe in Paris. It was summer of 2019 and I just had to get a croissant from Angelina Paris, one of the best cafes in Paris! Of course when ordering a croissant you have to pair it with a delicious drink, and what’s better than a rich cup of coffee? I ordered my usual, an Almond Milk Latte, but was quite surprised when the barista informed me that they only offered soy milk and oat milk. Soy milk is a definite no in my book (for various reasons, and if you’re curious you can check out this article). I’d never tried oat milk, but I love trying new things so I could not refuse.

 

At the first sip of my Oat Milk Latte I was utterly confused. My first thoughts were, “Why is this so rich and creamy?” and then, “Did they make a mistake and put regular milk in my coffee!?”. After confirming that it was in fact oat milk used, I was delighted! Creamy, rich, and luscious is the perfect way to describe oat milk. I think it has the closest consistency to regular milk, which is great, especially if you love non-dairy milk in your coffee.

Creamy Oat Milk

How do you make Oat Milk at home?

So of course, after this experience I had to learn how to make oat milk at home! And why not!? It is SO EASY to make. All you need are 4 simple ingredients, a blender, a thin cloth or cheese cloth, and an airtight container. In less than five minutes you can have creamy, rich oat milk to use in your coffee, or pour in your cereal, or add to your smoothies!

What Ingredients are needed to make Oat Milk?

Rolled Oats: Make sure they are organic, gluten-free oats to ensure there is no wheat and unnecessary additives (like pesky glyphosate– an herbicide). These are my favorite gluten-free oats. Do not use steel cut or quick oats because this will result in a slimy, mucky oat milk.

Water: make sure the water is purified 

Dates: The mejdool dates are used to sweeten the oat milk. You can use one or two, just make sure to remove the pit first. You can also use Maple Syrup instead if you do not have dates at home (1-2 tbsp). 

Salt: Just a pinch is all you need, and it is completely optional if you add it.

Is Oat Milk Gluten Free?

If the oat milk is made with certified gluten-free oats, then yes, it is gluten-free! Make sure to use oats that are gluten-free, like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats or Trader Joes Gluten Free and Wheat Free Rolled Oats

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Quick Easy Steps

When making Homemade Oat Milk you simply combine all of the ingredients above in a high-powered blender and blend for about 1-3 minutes. I like to blend it for at least 3 minutes to ensure all the ingredients are well blended.

oat milk blending

The next step is most important. To remove any small clumps and bits of oats, you have to strain the mixture into large bowl covered by a cheese cloth or thin cloth. The cloth will capture any small pieces and leave you with a rich, creamy textured milk. It is important to strain the mixture twice to make sure the oat milk is creamy and smooth as possible.

pouring oat milk into cloth

Here is a quick step-by-step video on how to make this delicious Homemade Oat Milk.

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Homemade Oat Milk

Oat milk is rich and creamy alternative milk that taste delicious in coffee, smoothies, cereals, and more! Using only four ingredients: rolled oats, water, dates (or male syrup, and salt, this recipe provides you with delicious homemade oat milk made in less than 5 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: best homemade oat milk, easy homemade oat milk recipe, how to make oat milk
Servings: 8
Calories: 161kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 Dates, pitted (or 2 tbsp maple syrup)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

Optional

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients into a high power blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes.
  • Strain the oat milk mixture by pouring through a cheese cloth or thin towel over a large mixing bowl or pitcher. Strain the mixture twice to make sure all the sediment is removed.
  • Transfer the oat milk into an airtight container and store in the fridge.

Video

Notes

  • The Oat Milk last in the fridge for up to a week. 
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38 comments

Biana April 6, 2020 - 2:55 am

5 stars
This looks so easy to make! Will definitely be making my own oat milk soon.

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Jordin April 6, 2020 - 4:08 am

5 stars
I’ve always wanted to try out oat milk and now is my excuse! This looks so easy to make, and delicious!

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Capri Lilly April 6, 2020 - 10:39 pm

It’s super easy! I hope you like!

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Jayne April 6, 2020 - 4:17 am

5 stars
This looks amazing can’t wait to give it a try.

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Capri Lilly April 6, 2020 - 10:40 pm

Hope you like!

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Colleen April 6, 2020 - 4:57 am

5 stars
I’ve been loving oat milk for a while now, it’s definitely my new favourite. I love how neutral it is for recipes, with no nutty almond or cashew flavour, but yet it’s much richer and creamier than rice milk. I will for sure try making it myself, now that you have made it look so easy. Thank you!

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Capri Lilly April 6, 2020 - 10:39 pm

Hi Colleen! My sentiments exactly, it is a refreshing change from almond or coconut milk. I hope you have fun making the recipe!

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Sadia Malik April 6, 2020 - 5:21 am

5 stars
this looks quite easy to make, will try

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Capri Lilly April 6, 2020 - 10:38 pm

Hope You like!

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Chrissy April 8, 2020 - 10:16 pm

5 stars
Oh this is something to bookmark, thank you for sharing

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Capri Lilly April 9, 2020 - 4:30 am

Thank you, Chrissy!

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Trent April 8, 2020 - 11:42 pm

5 stars
I had no clue that it is that easy to make oat milk. I thought it would be a tough process. Thanks for sharing and now I might have to give it a go.

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Capri Lilly April 9, 2020 - 4:28 am

Definitely! Glad you like the recipe!

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Ting April 9, 2020 - 12:56 am

5 stars
I’ve never tried oat milk before but it looks simple to make. I’ll try it out sometime

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Capri Lilly April 9, 2020 - 4:27 am

Super Easy! Hope you have fun making it 🙂

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case law April 9, 2020 - 3:22 am

5 stars
Wow, What an amazing blog, you have a good selection also.

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Capri Lilly April 9, 2020 - 4:25 am

Thank you!

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Monidipa April 9, 2020 - 11:56 pm

I actually dislike anything related to oats but there is someone who loves oats and craves for oat milk. I will share it with him.

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Capri Lilly April 10, 2020 - 6:33 pm

Thanks for sharing Monidipa!

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Kevine April 10, 2020 - 1:49 am

5 stars
I’ve never tired oat milk, I’ve actually just transitioned tomorrow plant based milk. So great insights on oat milk.

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Capri Lilly April 10, 2020 - 6:35 pm

Hi Kevine, good luck on your plant-based journey! I find oat milk to be the closest consistency to regular milk.

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Magen April 10, 2020 - 4:33 am

I personally am not a fan of oat milk but I’ve never made it from home. The recipe looks super simple so I may have to give it a try and see if I like it better

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Capri Lilly April 10, 2020 - 6:36 pm

Hi Magen! I definitely find that making most foods from home tastes way better. I hope you’ll find that with this recipe!

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Maysz April 10, 2020 - 5:27 am

Wow this homeade oat milk looks yum and easy to made I would love to try make this at home thanks for sharing.

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Capri Lilly April 10, 2020 - 6:37 pm

You’re welcome, Maysz!

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Prakhar Kasera April 10, 2020 - 10:22 am

5 stars
I am definitely gonna try this at home. Never thought I could do that too.

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Capri Lilly April 10, 2020 - 6:37 pm

Hope you like!

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Vasundhra April 10, 2020 - 12:26 pm

5 stars
Looks fairly easy and yummy! Thanks for the inspiration, will get a pack of oats and try this out soon 🙂

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Raksha N April 10, 2020 - 1:44 pm

5 stars
I have never had Oat milk before. I will try this tomorrow.

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Capri Lilly April 10, 2020 - 6:31 pm

Hi Raksha, hope you enjoy!

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judean April 10, 2020 - 3:19 pm

5 stars
Yum! If I only had cheese cloth and rolled oats on hand (I have quick oats) I would totally make this while being home.

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Jessica L April 10, 2020 - 6:14 pm

5 stars
Wow, how unique and resourceful! I will be giving this a try this weekend. Thanks!

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Capri Lilly April 10, 2020 - 6:29 pm

You’re welcome! 🙂

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aisasami April 11, 2020 - 6:58 am

5 stars
Wow, making homemade oat milk is so easy and it is so healthily. I wonder if I can try it here in Japan as oats are just rare here.

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Sadiq Saleem April 11, 2020 - 10:40 pm

5 stars
Amazing, what a great blog, you also have a good selection.

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Elizabeth O May 23, 2020 - 6:56 pm

5 stars
Homemade oat milk looks really yummy. I should try this one. Thanks for the recipe and procedure.

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Capri Lilly May 28, 2020 - 1:32 am

Hi Elizabeth! I am glad you like the recipe!

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