DIY oat milk recipe

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 milk 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 milk depends how much oats you add. I would usually use 1/4 cup of rolled oats as I like my milk quite "thin". if you like your milk 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 slimy milk. 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 above

  • 4 cups of ice cold water

  • one date (optional for sweetness)

  • smoothie or blending machine

For straining you'll need:

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

  • a bowl


  • 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 milk bag - squeezing too hard squeezes starch out which can make milk slimy

voila! finished. 

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