Ready in minutes, this Homemade Oat Milk is smooth and creamy, and you only need 3 ingredients to make it! It’s the best tasting plant based milk we’ve tried!
Easy Homemade Oatmilk
Have you tried oat milk? It seems like lately there is oat milk popping up everywhere from Starbucks to ice cream in the frozen aisle at your local grocery store.
Except, half the time when I stop by Starbucks, they’re OUT of oat milk!
No worries though, because you can make your own homemade oat milk at home with only 3 simple ingredients!
Not only is oat milk super delicious and the perfect addition to your morning coffee or tea, but you really won’t believe how easy it is to make!
Related: Try this delicious oat milk recipe in our copycat Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte!
Why is Oat Milk Popular?
Because I’m lactose intolerant, I’ve tried just about every type of non-dairy milk over the years. Let me tell you, they are not all created alike!
Perhaps the biggest reason that oat milk has become so popular lately is that it has a smooth, mild taste. It doesn’t have an aftertaste like soy milk or coconut milk. This makes it perfect for adding to coffee, cereal, etc. because it won’t change the flavor of your drink or dish.
If you like a foamy cappuccino, then oat milk is one of the best non-dairy options in that beverage because it foams well. While oat milk doesn’t foam quite as fluffy as dairy milk, it is easier to foam than almond milk or coconut milk.
And if you like to make your own at home, you’ll love oat milk because it is so EASY! Just blend, strain, and it’s ready to drink!
Oat Milk Ingredients
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- Rolled Oats — See my notes on the different types of oats below
- Water — I recommend using filtered water for the best taste
Kitchen Tools Used
- Food processor — Our Hamilton Beach food processor has lasted us years!
- Cheesecloth — For straining the oat milk
- Mixing bowls — This set from KitchenAid is my fav! Gorgeous colors and non-slip!
Which Oat is the Best for Oat Milk?
When shopping for oats, you might notice there are a few different kinds available at the grocery store:
- Rolled Oats
- Instant Oats
- Steel-cut Oats
While you could technically use any of the above, the results will vary depending on which type of oat you choose.
For the best texture and creamiest taste, I recommend using rolled oats. Steel cut oats are less processed, which is usually a good thing, but in this case they don’t work as well. Instant oats or quick-cooking oats are too processed and you may end up with a watery consistency.
How to Make Homemade Oat Milk at Home
Add all ingredients to your food processor or blender.
Blend on high for about 3 minutes until finely processed.
Place a cheesecloth over top of a medium mixing bowl. Pour your liquid through the cheesecloth, so that any solids are caught and the oat milk passes through.
Fold the ends of the cheesecloth up and squeeze and remaining liquid out into the bowl.
Transfer to mason jar or other storage container and keep in the fridge. Shake well before enjoying, as your oat milk may separate a bit while in the fridge.
How Long Does Homemade Oat Milk Stay Good?
Your homemade oat milk should last up to a week in the refrigerator.
How to tell if your oat milk has gone bad:
- It smells “off”
- It stays separated, even after shaking vigorously
- The color has changed
When in doubt, toss it! It’s easy to make another batch!
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Homemade Oat Milk (Only 3 Ingredients)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Add all ingredients to food processor and blend on high for 3 minutes.
- Place cheesecloth over medium mixing bowl and pour liquid through the cloth. Squeeze to strain out any remaining liquid into bowl.
- Transfer to mason jars and store in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
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