Vegan oat milk in a glass jar.

Vegan Oat Milk

Learning how to make homemade vegan oat milk is quick and easy! There is no need to purchase store bought when you can make creamy and smooth dairy free, nut free milk in your own kitchen.

Use this oat milk recipe in oat milk sandwich bread, vegan vanilla overnight oats and more!

Vegan oat milk in a jar.

Homemade Oat Milk Recipe


Oat milk is my favorite plant based milk! It’s creamy, smooth and I prefer to use it in recipes as a milk alternative. It’s also perfect for anyone with allergies as it is nut free and soy free.

I’ll admit I buy it often to use as a creamer but I don’t care for all the additive ingredients! That is why I love to make homemade vegan oat milk. It’s easy to make, budget friendly and so simple.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Quick and easy: All you need it a blender and 5 minutes! So easy to make.
  • Budget friendly: Oat milk has always been on the pricier side, but making it home is quick and economical.
  • Smooth and creamy: No slimy oat milk here! This homemade version is smooth, creamy and delicious.

Oat Milk Ingredients

Oat milk ingredients.
  • Old fashioned rolled oats: Rolled oats are best for vegan oat milk. Use gluten-free oats if needed.
  • Cold filtered water: Filtered to keep your oat milk free of any sediment.
  • Optional: Vanilla extract, Medjool dates and cinnamon.

Flavored Oat Milk Variations

  • Vanilla Flavor: Add up to 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the oat milk and mix. 
  • Sweetened: Up 1-2 Medjool dates with pits removed.
  • Chocolate: Add 2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • Cinnamon: Add up to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the milk. 
  • Chocolate mint: Use the ingredients mentioned above for the chocolate recipe and add a few drops of peppermint. 
  • Strawberry: Add mixed fruit (frozen) and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. 

How to Make Homemade Oat Milk 

DIY – This is my most minimalist oat milk recipe that you can DIY at home: I do not add anything except water and oats because I find the taste already perfect! Learn below how to make creamy oat milk.

How to Make Vegan Oat Milk

This is my most minimalist oat milk recipe that you can make at home. I do not add anything except water and oats because I find the taste already perfect! Learn below how to make creamy oat milk.

How to make vegan oat milk in 4 steps.
  1. Mix. Use a food processor and add the oats, water, and vanilla. Mix for about 30 seconds. 
  2. Strain. Using a strainer or cheesecloth over a large bowl, strain oat milk and discard pulp. Squeeze as much as possible to get the milk out completely.
  3. Pour. Transfer the milk from the bowl. This way, it is much easier to pour it into a container or bottle. 
  4. Store: Store in the fridge.

Expert Tips

  • Use quality rolled oats 
  • Rinse the oats in cold water before blending to remove excess starch
  • Blend them well to achieve a creamy consistency
  • Squeeze it well through a fine strainer to yield a creamier texture
Vegan homemade oat milk in a jar.

Favorite Ways to Use Oat Milk

Oat milk can of course be consumed in the same way as any other milk. Use it at breakfast, for creamer or in cereal. Use it in soup, custards, or even just have a glass cold. It’s delicious!

My favorite ways include using it to make vegan Oreo milkshake, gluten-free vegan no-bake cookies and healthy breakfast peach crumble.

FAQs

What is oat milk?

Oat milk is a dairy free alternative to cow milk that is nut free, soy free, gluten free and dairy free.

What type of oats are best to use?

I always opt for rolled oats, which are also called old fashioned rolled oats.

How to avoid slimy oat milk?

Do not soak your oats and do not over blend your oats. Double strain the oat milk for the best creamy, smooth results.

What tools do I need to make oat milk?

All you need to make oat milk is a good blender, and fine mesh strainer/nut milk bag.

Storage

Store this vegan oat milk in a sealed container or glass jar in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

It is natural to see sediment at the bottom of the jar. Just give it a shake or stir and enjoy.

Vegan oat milk in a jar.

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Vegan Oat Milk

Learning how to make homemade vegan oat milk is quick and easy! There is no need to purchase store bought when you can make creamy and smooth dairy free, nut free milk in your own kitchen.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan oat milk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned roll oats
  • 6 cups cold filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract , optional
  • 2 Medjool dates , optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon , optional

Instructions

  • Remove pits from dates if using.
  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
  • Blend for 30-60 seconds.
  • Using a strainer or cheesecloth, strain oat milk and discard pulp.
  • Store refrigerated in a covered container for up 2 weeks.

Notes

Water must be cold otherwise the oat milk will be slimy.

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