Recipe // homemade oat milk

A great way to reduce your carbon footprint is to cut down on animal products. Finding an alternative to cow milk is a great (and delicious) way to do that.
We bet you’ve already heard of plant based milk but did you know that you can easily make your own? Below, we share a super delicious oat milk recipe that we hope you will try out - if you do, let us know how it went!  
 
Homemade oat milk with nut milk bag
 
 
INGREDIENTS
Recipe yields about 4.5 cups/1 liter of oat milk.

 

  • 1 cup / 2.5 dl old-fashioned oats
  • 4 1/4 cups / 1 liter of cold water 
  • Simple syrup*, maple syrup or dates (added until desired sweetness)
  • A pinch of salt
*A lot of people like to sweeten their oat milk with maple syrup or dates (which are delicious options!), but having a bottle of homemade 'simple syrup' on hand is a great and more affordable alternative that's easy to make without creating any waste. Scroll to the bottom of this page for an easy two-ingredient recipe on that.
 
 
HOW TO
  1. Add the water, oats, sweetener of choice and salt to your blender.
  2. Blend for around 30 seconds (If you blend it longer, the consistency of the milk can get slimy).
  3. Strain the mixture through a nut milk bag.
  4. Taste and add more sweetener or salt if desired.
  5. Transfer to an airtight container and enjoy!
The oat milk is great to use for coffee, cereal and really anything that you would normally use milk for. The milk lasts around 4-5 days in the fridge so be sure to adjust the recipe to fit your needs. If the oat milk separates, simply give it a good shake before using.
  
 
VARIATIONS
  • You can use less water for a thicker consistency. This recipe is close to the consistency of a 0.4% regular milk. 
  • You can add ANY kind of taste giver to the mixture as you blend it. Try vanilla, berries, coconut or cocoa powder for "chocolate milk" - get creative! 
  • If you add a small handful of cashew nuts when blending, you get a creamier consistency that is perfect for coffee.  

 

SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE
  • 2 parts water
  • 3 parts white sugar 
    1. Put the water in a pot and heat it on the stove until boiling.
    2. As soon as the water boils, add the sugar and remove the pan from the stove.
    3. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
    4. Pour into a clean and sterilized bottle or container and let cool.
    5. Et voilà: Ready to use!
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