DIY oat mylk recipe

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if you prefer to watch a how-to video, you can watch us make this on IG-TV.

 

reducing plastic consumption can be hard for some every day items....even if you already made the switch away from dairy and buy oat milk in a carton.....did you know some of these cartons still contain a plastic film? by reusing glass bottles and making mylk at home you can reduce your need to purchase plastic!......and even better, this portion literally costs the equivalent of about 30c to make!

 

Prep time: 5 mins

Lasts: up to 5 days in the fridge

Depending how thick and creamy you like your mylk depends on how much oats you add. I would usually use 1/4 cup of rolled oats as I like mine quite "thin". if you like it more like "full fat creaminess" use 1 whole cup of oats.

Some people will pre-soak their oats, I prefer not to as I think it makes it slimy!. This is all about having a bit of fun whilst reducing plastic waste - try making a batch pre-soaked and unsoaked. more oats, less oats. find a balance that suits your taste..

You'll need:

  • between 1/4 cup and 1 cup of oats....read above

  • 4 cups of ice cold water

  • one date (optional for sweetness)

  • smoothie or blending machine

For straining you'll need:

  • a nut mylk bag (don't worry if you don't have a nut mylk bag, you can also use a cheesecloth or muslin cloth......you can even use an old thin t-shirt!)

  • a bowl

instructions:

  • add everything to a smoothie blender

  • blend for about 30 seconds

  • pour carefully into your straining contraption choice

  • if you're using a cheesecloth or muslin bag pour a tiny bit into the centre then pinch the sides together to make a bag

  • gently squeeze the liquid through the mylk bag - squeezing too hard squeezes starch out which can make mylk slimy

voila! finished. 

But why do we call it "mylk" instead of milk?.....No it's not a spelling error! The term mylk is used to differentiate between plant based mylk and animal milk.