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Oat milk in a flip-top glass bottle.

Oat Milk

How to easily and inexpensively make oat milk at home, for a budget-friendly vegan milk alternative. This is my go to non-dairy milk, and a recipe I've been making every few days for about five years now.
Course Drinks
Cuisine European
Prep Time 5 minutes
Soaking Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 litre (4 cups)
Calories 33kcal


  • 100 grams rolled oats
  • 1 litre cool water
  • Hot water for soaking


  • Place the oats into a bowl and top with enough hot water to cover (from the tap is fine). Set this aside to soak for about 20 minutes.
  • Once the oats have soaked, strain them through a fine sieve and rinse well.
  • Add the oats to a large bowl or blender that can mix on low speed. Add the cool water, then blend, ideally with an immersion blender, until milky in appearance but not completely smooth. You should have a fair amount of pulp remaining but no full-sized oats.
  • Strain the milk through a fine meshed sieve, into a large bowl with a spout if you have one, and use a soup spoon to move the oat pulp around so that all of the milk is strained out into the bowl.
  • Pour the milk into a sealable bottle or container and refrigerate up to five days. Shake before using.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g