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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!
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


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


  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • BLEND. Combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender on high speed and blend for about 30-60 seconds. Do not overblend.
  • STRAIN. Using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, strain the mixture over a large bowl to remove any small clumps and bits of oats. Strain twice and discard the pulp each time. Do not squeeze the pulp. **It is important to strain the mixture twice to make sure the oat milk is a creamy texture and smooth as possible.
  • POUR. Transfer the oat milk into an airtight mason jar and store in the fridge. You can use the oat milk immediately or chill it first before using.



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

How To Keep Oat Milk From Being Slimy?

  • Use Dry Rolled Oats. Do not soak the oats before blending.
  • Do not over blend! Blend the oats for 30-60 seconds. The water should look creamy and white after blending.
  • Use Ice Cold Water. This prevents the oats from activating and expanding (turning into oatmeal).
  • Strain Twice. Use a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer. Discard the leftover pulp each time.
  • Do not press the pulp to get more liquid. This will most definitely make the oat milk slimy.


Calories: 161kcal