Make Your Own Oat Milk


7/26/20232 min read

Oat milk is a great alternative to cow’s milk and it is super easy to make. This is a creamy delicious milk packed with protein and rich with beta-glucans which help with heart health

brown wooden bowl with brown powder
brown wooden bowl with brown powder

If you are looking for a delicious cow's milk alternative, give this oat mild recipe a try. It saves well for 4-5 days. Remember to give it a shake before each use, as the oats may separate. Also, if you require gluten-free oat-milk, remember to purchase gluten-free oats.

Supplies you will need:

  • A bowl to soak oats

  • A blender

  • A tea towel or thin clean pre-washed/dried cotten t-shirt, to strain liquid from oats

  • A milk container/jug or large wide-mouth Mason jar to store your oat milk


  • 1 cup of rolled oats makes the most creamy oat milk, you can use steel cut oats, as well. Quick cook oats will not yield the same creamy milky texture as steel-cut oats or rolled oats and are NOT recommended.

  • 3-4 cups of COLD water. Experiment with the amount of water for your taste. More water makes the oat milk thinner, less water makes your oat milk a bit thicker.

  • 1-2 chopped dates or raisens, for sweetness and depth of flavor.

  • 1-2 Tbsp of honey or maple syrup, to taste.

  • Optional: 1 tsp. Unrefined coconut oil to increase the creamy texture.


Soak rolled oats in a bowl of water, with just enough water to cover the top of the oats. Soak for 20-30 minutes. The soaking allows the oats to absorb some water and blend more smoothly. Also, soaking and rinsing washes away some of the oat dust and sediment. This sediment/dust can cause the oat milk to be a bit slimy. After soaking and draining the water, put oats in the blender, add 3-4 cups of water, 1-2 chopped dates, 1-2 Tbsp of honey or maple syrup.

Blend/pulse until all ingredients are thoroughly blended, no longer than 30 seconds.

Lay a tea towel or clean t-shirt over a large bowl or directly into a large mouth Mason jar, with the tea towel dipping down into the bowl or jar. Slowly pour the mixture over the tea towel into the bowl or jar. Wrap the towel around all of the oat solids and squeeze out all of the milk into the bowl/jar.

Refrigerate for about an hour and then enjoy!

Save the solids you collected in the tea towel. You can refrigerate them and use them in smoothies, brownie or muffin batter or even casseroles, to add valuable fiber.

You made your own Oat Milk! … and this recipe and your efforts cost pennies compared to store bought oat milk!

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