How To Make Oat Milk

Oat milk is a great way to add protein, calcium and vitamins A and D to your diet. It’s also rich in potassium and magnesium which help regulate blood pressure and maintain healthy bones. And did I mention it tastes delicious?

1. Begin by soaking oats in water overnight

  • Begin by soaking oats in water overnight. Oats are a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals that help to keep you feeling full for longer. They can be used in porridge, but can also be added to salads and smoothies for extra fibre.
  • The next step is to boil the oats until they become soft, then strain them through a fine sieve or tea strainer until no grain remains on the bottom of your pan (this will take about 10 minutes).
  • Add enough water so that there’s about two cups when all done cooking (it should look like oaty mush).

2. Rinse them off

  • Rinse them off

Once you’ve rinsed the oats, pour them through a colander or strainer. This will remove any leftover residue and make sure that you’re getting your full yield from each batch of oats!

3. Add the oats and water to a blender, blend on high for 30 seconds.

In a blender, add the oats and water to a low setting. Blend on high for 30 seconds. If you don’t have a blender, you can use a cheesecloth to strain the milk by hand.

4. Set up a cheesecloth over a bowl and strain the oat milk through it

  • Set up a cheesecloth over a bowl and strain the oat milk through it.

When you’re ready to blend your oats, put them in a blender or food processor and grind them until they form a smooth paste. Then transfer this mixture into another bowl and add in any other ingredients that you want to add (like salt or vanilla). Stir well until everything is incorporated into one uniform paste—this will help keep it from clumping together when it’s time to strain later on!

5. Enjoy! Or use in recipes, like this dairy-free pumpkin pie cheesecake dip!

  • Use oat milk in recipes. Oat milk is perfect for adding to breakfast cereal, smoothies and more! If you are looking for a new way to use your oats, try this recipe for dairy-free pumpkin pie cheesecake dip!
  • Enjoy it straight from the fridge or take it on-the-go with you. You can also keep it cold by pouring into a glass bottle or mason jar before drinking—just add ice cubes and shake vigorously until they melt (this will depend on how cold your home is). If you prefer hot beverages such as tea or coffee instead of cold ones then just warm up some water first before adding the oat milk—this way your beverage stays warm longer because there won’t be much liquid evaporating during heating/boiling process like when using regular milk does!

Homemade oat milk with clean ingredients is easy to make and so much healthier than store bought!

Oat milk is a healthy alternative to dairy milk. It’s high in protein and fiber, which makes it an excellent choice for those who are looking for something more nutrient-dense than cow’s milk. While you can choose from a variety of different types of oats when making your own oat milk at home (oat groats, steel-cut oats), we’re going to focus on the most common type: rolled oats.

Rolled oats will give you the creamiest base for your homemade oat milk—and if that wasn’t enough reason to try them out! Once mixed with water and stirred vigorously until smooth and creamy enough for drinking straight from glass pitcher (or other container), this drinkable treat will taste just like plain old cow’s milk but better since it contains more nutrients than traditional varieties do.*


We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. It’s a great way to get some oat-y goodness into your diet, and it tastes delicious! We also like to drink homemade almond milk or cashew milk instead of cow’s milk—an easy swap that will help you feel good about what goes into your body. If you want more recipes like this one that make use of whole foods and are totally dairy-free, check out our full cookbook here at Simple Green Smoothies!