How to Make Creamy Oat Milk for Coffee

How to Make Creamy Oat Milk for Coffee

The recipe on how to make creamy oat milk for coffee is quite easy and can be prepared from the comfort of your home. Oat milk has become the most sought-after vegan product, beating every other types of milk in terms of popularity. All the items needed is your blender and two ingredients.
In this article, we show the recipe for oat milk and some facts to take into consideration when preparing oat milk. We also answered some commonly asked questions regarding oat milk recipe.

How to Make Creamy Oat Milk for Coffee

Oat milk is purely rolled oats blended with water, then strained to leave the mash behind. The resulting liquid extracted is your creamy, smooth, and delicious oat milk.
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The recipe for oat milk is basically oats and water. To prepare oat milk, add 1 cup rolled oats into a blender, then pour about 3 to 4 cups of water, depending on the size of your blender. Ensure you use a high-speed blender for best results. Blend the mixture for about 45 seconds at high speed. After blending, you can proceed to strain or sieve the mixture through a clean t-shirt for best results.
It may not be best to use nut milk bags or fine mesh strainers because it allows too much pulp or fleshy oat tissue to pass through. You can add the resultant creamy oat milk to your coffee, cereal, matcha, granola, and baked goods.
Your oat milk may separate when you keep the container standing. This is normal, just like other dairy-free milks. Simply shake the container properly before usage.

Things to Note on How to Make Creamy Oat Milk for Coffee

Some persons complain of getting a resulting slimy oat milk after blending and sieving. So, you may want to know how to prepare your oat milk without it being too slimy:
  • Avoid blending your oat excessively or for long periods of time as it can cause it to be slimy. It is best to blend for about 30-45 seconds and not longer.
  • Avoid the habit of soaking your oats for some time before blending. The resulting milk is bound to be slimy. Simply get your dry oat, add water to it and blend for the stipulated period of time.
  • Some persons heat their oat milk before blending it, this would make the milk slimy, and you may not enjoy the taste.
  • It is best to strain or sieve the resulting oat milk twice to get rid of any excess starch that could lead to sliminess.
  • It is best to strain with a clean towel or clean t-shirt strictly reserved for this purpose. Using nut milk bags is not advisable as it allows too much oat pulp to pass through.

Is oat milk gluten-free?

Pure oats are gluten-free. However, you need to exercise caution when looking for gluten-free products because products like rye and barely are not gluten-free. Oat milk contains no dairy, nuts, or other common triggers of celiac disease. It is unlikely that a person with gluten sensitivity would react negatively to oat milk. Ensure you consult your doctor first before taking oat milk, particularly for people with celiac disease.

How long does oat milk last?

Oat milk lasts for about 5 days counting from the first day of preparation. Creamy oat milk for coffee should be refrigerated and consumed within 5 days after preparation. So, it is best to prepare the quantity you can be able to completely consume within this period of time.

Can I use steel cut or quick oats to prepare oat milk?

Using steel cut oat may not be best because it is highly unprocessed. This may make the resulting oat milk to be less creamy than when you use the recommended rolled oats. Conversely, using quick cooking oats may not give you the desired oat milk because it is highly finely processed. Using quick oats may cause the resultant milk to be extremely slimy.

How to Make Creamy Oat milk for Coffee

Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 or 4 cups of water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 whole date, maple syrup, coconut sugar, for sweet taste
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa or cacao powder for “chocolate milk” (non-compulsory)
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries for “berry milk” (non-compulsory)
How to prepare
  1. Add all your ingredients into a high-speed blender. You can add your dates if you desire a sweet taste.
  2. Add the desired quantity of water. Note that the fewer glasses of water you add, the creamier the resulting milk.
  3. You should add fewer glasses of water if you want to get a creamy Place the cover of the blender with a towel to prevent it from splashing.
  4. Blend for about 30 seconds
  5. Using a spoon, take a small portion and test for sweetness. Add more dates for desired taste if it isn’t sweet enough, then blend for remaining 10-15 minutes.
  6. Place a clean, thin towel or clean T-shirt reserved strictly for this purpose, over a mixing bowl and pour the blended mixture into it.
  7. Sieve at least twice to get rid of any excess starch or any possible oat remnant that might have escaped.
  8. Pour the resulting oat milk into to a sealed container and refrigerate. Ensure you refrigerate for not more than 5 days.
  9. Ensure you shake properly so that all the sediments would mix properly before drinking.
  10. To prepare flavoured oat milk, simple add the flavor you desire before blending. Different flavours you can try includes cacao powder, vanilla extract, berries, or date.

Wrapping Up

Creamy oat milk for coffee can easily be prepared at home. This homemade plant milks is more nutritious, economical and even healthier than the varieties you get from the store. Oat milk can be consume hot or cold, and you can easily use it for any recipe.
You can watch the video below for better understanding….

 

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