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How to Make Your Own Oat Milk

Now that I’ve come out as an accidental hipster, I feel like I don’t need to hide my ways any more.  I’ve started making my own oat milk and I’m going to show you how to make your own oat milk too! (I know, I’m an intolerable hipster but normal milk hurts my tummy and soya milk is full or oestrogen.)

How to Make Your Own Oat Milk
It looks like real milk!

It’s incredibly quick and easy to make and it doesn’t take a minute. I soak my oats overnight but I don’t think it’s essential.

The general consensus is, it’s 1 part oats to 3 parts water. My milk bottle holds 1 litre and since I’m not very scientific I decided to use my measuring jug for the oats and went for the 1/4 of a litre mark.

How to Make Your Own Oat Milk

Then I added it to my blendy-cup along with 750ml of water and left it to soak in the fridge overnight.

How to Make Your Own Oat Milk

After that, it’s just a case of blending, straining and adding to your hipster milk bottle (I got mine from Lakeland because I was briefly feeling posh but I’m sure there’s cheaper alternatives out there).

How to Make Your Own Oat Milk

This probably seems ever so slightly mental, but you can use the pulp as a soothing face mask if you don’t want to eat it. Oats are known to reduce inflammation, itchiness and redness. They also help your skin retain moisture. This is why oatmeal baths get recommended for chicken pox or skin conditions such as eczema. Spread a thick later on your skin (you might want to lie down so it doesn’t slop off) leave for 5 mins then wash off with damp cotton wool or tissue. Don’t let it clog your drain. Then rinse your face with water and gently pat dry.

The process is really easy and you’re left with about a litre of oat milk, which lasts our household a couple of days. I’m not sure on how long it can be stored but I’d suggest not longer than 3 days. Remember to shake before every use, otherwise you end up with an oaty sediment on the bottom.

hot to make your own oat milk

Sweetening your oat milk

Oat milk can be a little bland, or occasionally bitter. I don’t sweeten mine because it ends up in tea or on cereal , so I don’t think it needs it. Some recipes suggest adding a liquid sweetener, or a little honey or vanilla extract. It’s really up to you, I don’t bother!


Enjoy your dairy-free, soy-free milk-type drink! (Hint: it’s great for vegan baking!)



10 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Oat Milk

  1. Thanks for the recipe and I’m going to try it right now. I’ve already got some ground up oats that I use for pancakes so will try those first.

  2. Well, what can I say? I’ve just made it and t’s brilliant. Even in my cuppa, I couldn’t taste the difference between that and real milk. The only difference is that you need a bit more than real milk in your tea and it needs a stir quite often as it tends to sink to the bottom. And, best of all, I added an egg and some of the oats milk I’d made to the slosh that was left and made pancakes out of it. Looks like I won’t be buying milk again!

    P.S. I’d bought Oat Milk in the supermarket a long while ago and binned it. This is far better and far cheaper.

    1. It’s been such a revelation! When I bought some from the supermarket it was £1.70 for a litre and I thought ‘surely I can do this cheaper!’ I bought 1kg of value oats for 79p and I think I’ll get at least 20litres from that!

      1. Not only is it far cheaper and better than the supermarket stuff but it doesn’t have all the nasty additives either, making it much healthier too. I’m going to be using it in everything from now on. Bread and butter pudding today, and maybe I’ll try making some bechamel sauce later. Wow, the list is endless. Thank you so much for the recipe.

        1. I’m so pleased you like it, it sounds like you’re making some tasty stuff, I hope the oat milk goes well with it. I;m using oats in everything at the minute; bulking up casseroles, smoothies, cakes. I’m such a fan!

  3. I’m going to try this tomorrow!! I like Oat milk but can’t afford it often. Would love E to have it instead of cows milk all the time too!

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