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Homemade Oat Milk

Let me show you how to make oat milk at home! With this recipe you can make creamy, smooth, and delicious homemade oat milk with just 4 easy ingredients. It takes only 5 minutes and it's perfect for breakfast, coffee, or baking! 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 110kcal
Author Sina


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Place the oats, the dates, and the salt in the blender.
  • Add the water. 
  • Blend until smooth. Don't overblend or the milk might get slimy. 30 seconds to 1 minute is enough. 
  • Strain the milk using a nut milk bag, a clean towel, dishcloth, or a strainer. Do not press the pulp to get more milk out as this will make the milk slimy as well. 
  • Fill into glass bottles or an airtight container and store in the fridge. 


  • Sometimes homemade oat milk becomes a bit slimy. To avoid this make sure not to press the pulp too much to get more milk out of the nut milk bag, towel, or through the strainer. Also make sure not to overmix it. 1 minute is usually enough. 
  • It's normal that the milk separates when it's left in the fridge for a while. Just shake it well before using it and it will be all good again. 
  • Store-bought oat milk foams up really nicely and is often used as a dairy-free alternative in coffee shops. Unfortunately, this is not the case for homemade oat milk as it doesn't contain the needed additives that makes it foam up. 
  • It's best enjoyed cold straight out of the fridge. 
  • To make this recipe 100 percent gluten-free, make sure to use certified gluten-free oats to avoid cross-contamination. 
  • The milk becomes pretty thick when being heated, so it's not the best for making hot chocolate or other hot beverages. 
  • Stored in an airtight container or bottle in the fridge, it will last up to 5 days


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg