OK, so here's what we have for today: homemade oat milk. Whoa whoa, calm down. It's not that difficult. Trust me. Hey, I see you not trusting me there...that's right....get back here. Don't worry. We'll figure this out together.
That's better. So oat milk is easier to make and more nutritious than rice milk by far. For homemade rice milk you have to cook the rice and let it sit and blend and strain. It takes about 4+ hours of cooking to get it right - not something we want to do when oat milk is SO much easier. All oat milk requires is some oats, water, a strainer or cheesecloth, and a blender.
So step on up, folks, for the best homemade oat milk money can't buy. Once done, flavor it with vanilla or cocoa or whatever you like. And use it as an excellent substitute in recipes and for its creaminess. Enjoy!
Homemade Oat Milk
Total time: 12 hours
Yield: 4 cups
- 4 cups hot water
- 1 cup oats (any kind)
- Heat the 4 cups of water and add to oats in a container. Note: do NOT use boiling water.
- Let sit at least overnight in the fridge but for as long as two days.
- Blend oats and water together in a blender. Add another cup of water if you'd like it thinner.
- Strain the milk through a metal mesh strainer or one layer of cheesecloth. Note: this will make your cheesecloth harder to clean than when you used it for the yogurt.