How To Make Oat Milk: Recipe
Ever since I wrote about making overnight oats, I’ll admit that I’ve consumed a copious amount of it. Exploring what else I could make in the kitchen set my mind racing, searching for something else I could create. Then I found it: oat milk. It’s absolutely delicious and is, in my opinion, the best nut milk out there.
Filled with fiber, plant-based protein, B vitamins, and a host of vital minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium, oat milk is both delicious and nutritious. The oats also provide beta-glucan, a type of fiber that has been shown to decrease cholesterol. Note: Dairy milk contains nutrients that nut milks may not offer as much of or not at all, such as calcium and protein, which are important for bone and muscle health. Take a look at your overall diet to ensure you are receiving those nutrients elsewhere. If unsure, speak to a professional.
Without further ado, here’s our recipe on how to create your own homemade, creamy oat-milk as good as any coffee shop’s:
(This recipe has been adapted from The Minimalist Baker and The New York Times)
Step 1: Soak a cup of rolled oats overnight in four cups of water in any container you wish (I used a mason jar).
Step 2: Next, rinse and strain your oats in a colander in order to prevent the milk from becoming slimy.
Step 3: Then, place your rinsed oats in a blender along with 1 ½ or 3 cups of water (the less water you use, the more “oaty” the milk will taste. However, if you use less water, you will make less milk).
Step 4: As a natural sweetener, throw in a (seedless!) date before blending on high for two minutes.
Step 5: Once you have your oat concoction, pour out the liquid into a clean T-shirt over a wide bowl and SQUEEZE! Get every drop out!
Step 6: You’ve just made oat milk! Refrigerate and store in an airtight container and it should be consumed within five days.
Whether you’ve never tried oat milk before, or you miss buying it at your local coffee shop, treat yourself to a new experience or a sense of normalcy. Taking the time to make something for yourself (and getting a little arm workout in the process) while also doing something with your hands might just be exactly what you need.