Yesterday I tried something new; I made my own oat milk! It’s not even that hard to make, you just have to get the right tools for it, like a milk bag.
A milk bag? I hear you asking. Yes, that’s right (although a piece of cheese cloth will do just as fine). Last Saturday, I went to the Yogific Yoga & Vegan festival and Ron asked me to look for a milk bag. The first stall I encountered had them! So I immediately bought it, and when I got home I proudly showed it to Ron. You can get milk bags at vegan festivals, eco-friendly (web)shops, etc.
So how do you make your own plant-based milk?
First, you’ll have to decide what kind of milk you want to make. As oats are quite cheap and this was my first go at making our own plant-based milk, I decided that making oat milk would be the best thing. That’s why today I’m sharing my own recipe for oat milk with you! I hope you enjoy your home made milk as much as I do – it’s so creamy, I use it for tea, coffee, or drink it just as it is!
Just so you know, store-bought oat milk is usually enhanced with extra calcium, vitamin D and B12. If you make your own oat milk, you can either add those yourself (there are liquid versions of vitamin D and B12 on the market), or just make sure that you’re not reliant on your home made drink for those essential vitamins and minerals.
Make your own oat milk
- 90 g oats
- 1 date
- pinch of cinnamon
- Soak your oats in a large amount of water, 0,5 litres should be sufficient. Leave overnight.
- Drain the oats (you can actually catch the water and give it to your plants!) and rinse with some fresh water. You’ll want to wash the oats thoroughly so that your oat milk is not gooey like oatmeal.
- Put the soaked, rinsed and drained oats into a blender with 700 ml water. Blend for a minute.
- Strain the mixture using a milk bag or cheese cloth to remove the pulp. I put a colander underneath the milk bag to make sure no pulp would get through. Tip: use the leftover pulp as fiber for smoothies.
- Store your home made, plant based milk in a bottle in the fridge. Shake before using. Use within two days.
- I like to pop in a date and a pinch of cinnamon for that extra bit of yummy-ness, but this is of course optional.
Do you make your own plant-based milk? What is your favorite type of plant-based milk? Let me know in the comments!