Oat Milk

Author: Surekha Sadana
Quick & easy (5 minutes)
 1 ingredient
Delicious & creamy milk


  • Muslin cloth/ nut milk bag/clean cotton T-shirt
  • High-speed blender


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of drinking water (use less water if you like thick & creamy)

Oat Chocolate smoothie

  • 1 cup of oat milk
  • 1-2 soaked majdool dates
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa/ cacao powder
  • 1/4 tbsp of vanilla powder
  • 1 pinch of salt.
  • Blend well, enjoy


  • Quickly wash the oats and add to the blender. Add water and blend the mixture till it seems well combined. Over-blending can make the oat milk slimy in texture( Blend for 30 -40 seconds or a bit more)
  • Strain immediately to separate the oat pulp from the milk. Pour the mixture over a mixing bowl/ container covered with a nut milk bag/ muslin cloth. You can strain twice if you see any oat residue.
  • Store in a glass bottle/jar and cover with a lid. Transfer to the refrigerator. 
  • Stay fresh for 4-5 days Shake well whenever you use it. Enjoy COLD DO NOT HEAT, as it will thicken and become Gelatinous in texture. You can add it to the granola/ make smoothies with it. My son adds chocolate-flavored Oat milk to his granola.


Q-1 Why my oat milk looks slimy?
A- 1-Over-blending can make the oat milk slimy in texture (30-45 seconds is enough)
2-Soaking the oats can make them slimy
3-Always quickly wash them and blend.
4-Heating the oat milk can make it slimy too!
Q-2 Can we use the pulp which is left behind?
A- Yes, add it to the roti dough, cookies, cakes, soups,  and overnight oats.
An oatmeal bath soak is another option.
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