I’m so sad I didn’t jump on the homemade milk train sooner. This was ridiculously quick and cheap.
You don’t need the nicest blender or a fancy nut milk bag. I was still able to make this off what is probably the worlds worst blender, and a fine mesh strainer that I already had in my kitchen.
Vanilla Oat Milk
The perfect dairy-free alternative. This creamy oat milk is simple, quick, and cheap.
- 1 cup oats
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Add 1 cup of oats to a bowl and soak for 30 minutes to overnight.
Drain and rinse your oats through a fine strainer, nut milk bag, or cheesecloth.
Add your oats and water in the blender and blend until smooth.
Strain into a glass jar.
Add your strained milk back into the blender with the vanilla.
Store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
Shake before each use.
Start with the number of ounces you’d like to make. 1 cup of dry oats will yield about 16 ounces. If your whole family uses non-dairy milk frequently, adjust the recipe to make what you’ll use!
If you’d like to make a standard jug of milk, opt for 2 cups of oats.
Soak the oats for at least 30 minutes. Some people leave their oats soaking overnight and that works just fine! Once finished, drain your oats to get rid of any sliminess.
Blend the oats, strain them, and then pour back into the blender to blend with your liquid sweetener.
It should keep fresh for about 5 days if you place it in an air-tight container in the fridge.
What’s great about this recipe, is you can leave it unsweetened, or add in any sweetener of your choice.
Dates, cinnamon, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or vanilla are all popular options.
You can always change up the recipe to your liking. If you like it creamier, use less water!
I don’t know how well this heats up. When I tried to make my dairy-free hot cocoa recipe with this milk, it turned into a sauce instead of staying in liquid form.