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How to make oat milk

I love any type of plant-based milk. Almond milk, hazelnut milk, oat milk.... However, lately I'm drinking a little bit more oat milk so I switched up my routine of making only almond milk to also making my own oat milk. I'm gonna show you how I make my own creamy oat milk with only two ingredients: oats and water.

How to make oat milk

There are a few moments in the day I like to add a splash of ”milk”. When I’m making a porridge I love to add some milk to make it extra creamy. But also smoothies with a bit of nut milk or oat milk are very delicious. And let’s not forget my daily power drink (I’m showing the recipe often on my Instagram stories) that always starts with heating up some almond- or oat milk.

This recipe is SUPER simple, but let me give you some tips:

  • The more oats you use the creamier the milk will be and the better you will need to shake the milk before using it
  • A nut milk bag is a way to strain your milk after blending it and it will make your oat milk smooth
  • You don’t need a nut milk bag though. You can skip this step. Only blend the oats and serve/store for later
  • The more water you add the more the oat milk will be like the store bought versions since these contain a good amount of water
  • You don’t need to waste the left over oats/pulp after using a nut milk bag. You can add it to your smoothies to get in that extra fiber, but you can also use it to make for example cookies (it also freezes very well)

How to make oat milk How to make oat milk

This recipe is a basic recipe for a creamy oat milk. I use 3 cups of water (750 ml to 1000 ml) for this oat milk, but I would suggest you to try it and add more water until you get the taste and thickness you’re looking for. I noticed this can be very personal.

 Homemade plant-based milks are easy, fast and fun to make and you’ll safe a bit of money too. Only 2 ingredients needed!

I usually like to make my oat milk unsweetened since I use it in other recipes so I prefer the taste to be neutral for either savory or sweet recipes. However, if you like your milk sweet feel free to add any sweet ingredient that you like. You could add for example a date when the oats are blending. I sometimes like to add to the milk (once all done) a dash of cinnamon, vanilla and/or a dash of ground cloves.

What is your favorite plant-based milk?

How to make oat milk

How to make oat milk

How to make oat milk

  • Author: The Green Creator
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 liter 1x
  • Category: milk, snack, breakfast, oat milk
  • Cuisine: plant-based, vegan


An easy and delicious basic recipe to make any plant-based ”milk”. This oat milk is rich and creamy and can be make with or without a nut milk bag.



  • 1 cup rolled or quick oats (100 g)
  • 34 cups water (750 ml – 1 litre), depending on how thick you like your milk


  1. Soak the oats in cold water overnight or soak the oats in hot water for at least 20 minutes. This is not necessary. If you’re in a rush skip the soaking all together.
  2. After soaking, drain the oats and wash them (discard the soaking water). Blend the oats with 3 to 4 cups of water (750 ml to 1 liter). Serve/store the milk or strain the milk using a cheesecloth, a strainer or a nut milk bag.
  3. Store in a sealed bottle/container in the fridge for up to 5 days.


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  • Reply
    Addy G
    February 22, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! Im literally blending right now. Mine came out a litte goiey so I think I need to add more water

    • Reply
      February 26, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      I hope you will love it Addy! Yes, more water will also make it less slimy.

  • Reply
    March 24, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Finally a recipe that doesn’t add sweetness … turned out amazing thank you

    • Reply
      March 24, 2019 at 9:32 pm

      I’m so glad it was helpful 🙂

  • Reply
    May 27, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    It turned out amazing! Thank you so much for this recipe! I was wondering if you hace a recipe to make the cookies with the leftover oats. Thanks again!

    • Reply
      May 30, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      Hi Paola,

      I’m so glad you liked it! The most simple recipe I like is to mix it with some date syrup, flatten it like a cookie and bake it in the oven 🙂


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