It is said that as many as 65% of the world's population might be lactose intolerant. That's a lot of people, but when you start to think about the fact that no other mammal on the planet drinks milk past infancy OR drinks the milk of another mammal, maybe it's not so surprising?
1 to 2tablespoonspure maple syrup or coconut sugaroptional
Chocolate Oat Milk
1/4cupDutch processed cocoa powder
Strawberry Oat Milk
Place the oats in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for 30 minutes. Drain the oats in a fine mesh strainer and rinse them under cold water.
Pour 3 cups of fresh water into a blender and add the rinsed oats. Blend at high speed for 1 minute (or 30 seconds in a high-speed blender like a Vitamin). There will still be some particles in the milk after processing. Do not over process as the oat milk can become slimy.
Strain the milk through a nut milk bag or a fine mesh strainer lined with 3 layers of cheesecloth. Add any desired sweeteners to taste to the oat milk.
Pour the finished milk into glass jars or bottles. Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Always shake before serving as the milk does have a tendency to separate, which is perfectly normal.
For chocolate oat milk, add the cocoa powder to the blender with the rolled oats before blending.
For strawberry oat milk, add the strawberries to the blender with the rolled oats before blending.
You can use any natural sweeteners if you prefer sweeter milk. Some options include, agave syrup, pure maple syrup, dates, coconut sugar, cane sugar, Stevia.
Homemade Oat Milk
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.