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How to Make Oat Milk

Homemade Oat Milk

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My easy, five minute method for how to make creamy oat milk that is not gritty or slimy. This simple method yields oat milk with wonderful texture and flavor.


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  • 1 cup organic gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt (or more to taste)
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Place oats in a strainer and give them a quick rinse with cold water. Allow them to drain a bit then add to a high speed blender along with the filtered water. Blend on the highest speed for 30 seconds. Do not over-blend or it will become slimy.
  2. Position a fine mesh strainer over a large mixing bowl with a small pour spout for easy transfer. Pour the blended milk through the fine mesh strainer.
  3. Pour the strained mixture back into the blender and add maple syrup, salt and vanilla extract if using. Blend on high speed for 10 seconds to fully incorporate. Taste with a spoon and add more maple syrup for sweetness if desired. Since your milk will be warm at this time from the blending process you can add a handful of ice and blend briefly if you want to enjoy your oat milk right away. Otherwise, pour into a glass milk storage container and store in your refrigerator for up to five days. Shake well before using. Best enjoyed cold. I do not recommend heating homemade oat milk as the heating process thickens it and changes the texture. However, you can use it in baking.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Beverage