Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

Homemade Oat milk

Budget friendly, creamy, vegan milk that requires no soaking!

Oat milk is a delicious, plant-based, milk alternative for people with allergies or intolerances. It’s naturally free of lactose, nuts, soy, and gluten if made from certified gluten-free oats. With the Vibe Blender System, oat milk is incredibly easy to make at home. And, making your own allows you to choose the ingredients and avoid sugar and additives that may be found in store bought dairy-free milk.

Unlike other plant-based milks, such as almond, there is no waiting around for nuts or seeds to soak. Oat milk can be made, start to finish, in less than 3 minutes. Simply blend the oats in water and then strain to separate the milk from the oat pulp. Voila, the resulting milk is slightly sweet, smooth, creamy, and boasts a fuller texture than other plant-based milks. Best of all, oat milk is super-budget friendly!

Homemade Oat milk

Many oat milk methods available online recommend soaking the oats for 15 minutes and then rinsing them, prior to blending - but this is problematic. When oats are left to soak, they start to swell and become slimy. Not a good quality in milk!

After experimenting, we found that the most milk-like texture was achieved with no soaking. In fact, the quicker the oats are blended and then strained the better. A high-speed blender generates heat. As soon as oats warm, they begin to become slimy but a quick 25 second burst in the Vibe Blender System creams the oats perfectly without risking any temperature increase.

The Vibe Blender System reduces the oats to a delicious milky texture, good enough for most baking needs but to get the ultimate silkiness, it’s best to strain the milk. Your homemade oat milk can be left to slowly drip into a bowl or be squeezed out with your hands. Producing oat milk is a far easier job on the hands than homemade nut milk. Be warned though, there is no avoiding a bit of oat slime at this stage of the milk making process.

Homemade Oat milk

CONTROL THE CREAMINESS

Rolled oats are the best type of oats to use. Steel cut oats take longer to blend, and quick oats become too slimy. Stay in control of the texture. You can make your oat milk thicker or thinner by adjusting the volume of water. For a delicious, full tasting milk, we like to add a pinch of salt and a large, soft Medjool date or a tablespoon of maple syrup for a touch of sweetness. For a healthy, next-level, milky treat, try adding vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa or berries. So good!

Homemade Oat milk
Homemade Oat milk
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