How to Make Oat Milk

Learn how to make oat milk. It always comes out smooth & creamy. It’s perfect for adding to coffee, baking, cereal & more!

Have you tried oat milk yet? We decided to try to better our diet and going plant based seems like and easy crossover. Hopefully we will improve our cholesterol and get other things under control. Gut health is also something we would like to improve. We have increased exercise and water so that leaves diet. Oat milk is delicious… here is how to make it at home. Unlike other non-dairy milk recipes, this one doesn’t require any special equipment. You don’t need to soak the oats ahead of time, so it takes minutes to make. All you need is a handful of whole rolled oats, filtered water, a fine mesh strainer, and a powerful blender!

How to Make Oat Milk

  1. Blend. First, I add the oats and filtered water to a powerful blender (I use a Vitamix) and blend for 30 seconds, until the water looks creamy and white. For the best texture, be careful not to over-blend!
  2. Strain. Next, place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl and pour the oat milk through it. Some liquid may pool at the bottom of the strainer. That’s ok! Discard this liquid and any oat pulp below it. DO NOT try to press the pulp to get more liquid through the strainer, as it will make the milk slimy and gritty.
  3. Strain again. For extra-smooth oat milk, strain the liquid twice, discarding the leftover pulp both times. This step is optional, but it will yield the smoothest final texture.
  4. Chill, and enjoy! I like my oat milk best when it’s cold from the fridge. Unlike other dairy-free milks, don’t shake it when you go to use it. Instead, allow any leftover oat pulp to settle at the bottom of the container, and pour the creamy milk off the top.

I like to add a pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla and maple syrup to sweeten it up!