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How to make Oat Milk

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Learn how to make oat milk at home with just a few simple and inexpensive ingredients that you likely already have on hand!


  • 1 cup of rolled oats old fashioned
  • 3.54.5 cups of water depending on how thick you want it. Use 4.5 for traditional oat milk and 3.5 for a thicker milk like a creamer
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt
  • 12 Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted*
  • Optional for flavoring: 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a high powdered blender and blend for right at 1 minute. I blend mine just until there are no chunks left but some small chunks are fine as we’ll sift them out. You really do NOT want to over blend the oat milk or else it will end up slimy and very unpleasant to drink. 45 seconds- 1 minute is usually perfect.
  2. Strain the oat milk by placing a nut milk bag or lint free towel over top of a large bowl, pour in the oat milk and carefully lift up the cloth so that the milk can strain through it.
  3. Discard the pulp and store the milk in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.


*The dates are optional for sweetness. I really love mine slightly sweetened since I use it mostly for cereal and to put in my coffee. If you’re unsure of the sweetness levels, I’d start with one date your first time.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Blend time: 1 minute
  • Category: milk
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: how to make oat milk, oat milk, dairy free milk