How to make your own oat milk at home

If you’re looking for a low-waste way to enjoy dairy-free milk at home, making your own oat milk could be the answer. It’s easy to make, contains no nuts and just think of all the cartons you’ll save! Read on to find out how to make your own oat milk.

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Make your own oat milk – ingredients and equipment

To make 1 litre of oat milk, you’ll need: 

  • 1 cup (90g) oats: Rolled/whole oats work better than cut/quick oats
  • 4 cups (950ml) of really cold water: this helps to keep the mixture cool
  • A pinch of salt/sugar (optional): to taste
  • A blender
  • A washable straining bag/muslin cloth: nut milk bags tend to be woven too loosely (allowing the blended oats through)
  • A bowl for draining: to catch your milk
  • A glass bottle or large jar: to store your fresh oat milk in 

 DIY oat milk – step-by-step instructions 

Follow these instructions to start making your own oat milk today:

  1. Pour your oats into a blender
  2. Add the water 
  3. Blend the mixture for 30 seconds. Make sure the mixture does not get too warm (a hand on the side of the blender will help) and try not to over-blend as this can release excess starches from the oats giving your milk a slimy texture. 
  4. Stand your straining bag over your mixing bowl and pour the mixture in 
  5. Leave to drain, collecting your milk in the bowl below 
  6. Pour into a glass bottle or jar and keep in the fridge 
  7. Consume within 2-3 days 

Simple as that! Now you can enjoy your own oat milk at home without the packaging waste.

Prefer video? You can watch our DIY oat milk tutorial video here:

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