Homemade Oat Milk is nutritious, delicious, inexpensive, and so easy to make. When you make your own, you know exactly what you are eating, and there is no better way to manage and maintain healthy eating habits and ideal weight when you do.
1/2 cup whole rolled oats
3 cups water
2 teaspoons maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon sea salt
Combine the oats, water, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a blender and blend for 30 seconds until the water looks creamy and white. For the best texture, be careful not to over-blend!
Place a fine-mesh strainer over a large bowl and strain the milk without pushing any excess pulp through the strainer. Some liquid may pool at the bottom of the strainer. That is ok! Discard this liquid and any oat pulp below it. DO NOT try to press the pulp to get more liquid through the strainer, as it will make the milk slimy and gritty.
For extra-smooth oat milk, strain the liquid twice, discarding the leftover pulp both times. This step is optional, but it will yield the smoothest final texture.
Add more maple syrup, to taste, if desired. Chill overnight. If you want to drink your oat milk right away, I recommend adding ice – its flavor is best when well chilled.