Oat milk is a tasty and cheap milk alternative that is all too easy to make at home.
It can be tough trying to find a delish non-dairy milk alternative that is planet-friendly - but oat milk is here to save the day. Other milk alternatives like almond milk don't always fair up so well when it comes to reducing the impact our food habits have on the planet.
If you aren't already convinced by oat milk, it's also an easy plastic-free option as plastic-free oats usually aren't too hard to find. Oat milk is a quick DIY with few ingredients, so as long as you're mindful of where you source your oats from - it's the perfect milk alternative!
What do you need?
- 1 cup of oats
- 3 cups of water (and additional water to soak oats)
- Mesh cloth
- Rubber band
- Glass bottle (to keep it in the fridge!)
- Cover your cup of oats with water and soak for 15 minutes
- While waiting for oats place the mesh cloth in the glass bottle or jar and fasten it to the bottle/jar with a rubber band around the rim
- Rinse and strain the oats
- Combine oats with 3 cups of water in the blender and blend until smooth
- Pour mixture into the mesh cloth slowly, stopping to let it strain. You may have to use your hands to squeeze the milk out or stir the mixture with a spoon.
Once you've used all your mixture you're good to go. Store your oat milk in the fridge and enjoy. If you're a sweet tooth try adding a teaspoon of maple syrup, a date or some cacao - yum! You can also use the leftover oat mix for some muesli or porridge.