Homemade Oat Milk

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Calories Per Serving
Total Recipe Time
15 minutes
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Want to make your own oat milk from scratch?

When I was gifted a nut milk maker my first thought was, “is this the 1800’s? Am I going to start washing my clothes on a washboard outside next?!”

Then, I learned how easy it is to make and quickly jumped on the milk-making bandwagon and haven’t looked back!

I have an Almond Cow nut milk maker, but honestly, any will do! Also, I know they can be expensive, so I also included directions on how to make milk from scratch without a milk maker.




  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon date syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups cold water
  • Nut milk maker (I have Almond Cow)


1. Fill the Almond Cow pitcher to the maximum line with cold water (about 6 cups).

2. Add the date syrup and vanilla extract into the pitcher with the water.

3. Add the oats into the filter basket. Attach the top of the Almond Cow to the filter basket.

4. Place the top onto the pitcher, plug it in, and press the start button. Wait until the green light stops flashing then unplug and fill a sealable milk jug and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

You can use the pulp to make a lot of different recipes!

Makes about 6 cups of oat milk!





  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon date syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Blender



(these directions were adapted fromwww.minimalistbaker.com)

1. Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Secure the lid. Blend for about 30seconds – 1 minute or until the mixture is well combined. It doesn't have to be 100% pulverized. In fact, over-blending can make the oat milk slimy in texture(due to the heat).

2. Scoop out a small sample with a spoon to test flavor/sweetness. If it’s not sweet enough, add more date syrup.

3. Pour the mixture over a large mixing bowl or pitcher covered with a very thin towel or a cleanT-shirt. In my experience, it benefits from a double strain through a very fine towel to remove any oat remnants. A nut milk bag seemed to let too much residue through.

4. Transfer to a sealable milk jug and refrigerate.

Makes about 3 cups milk

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