How to Make Homemade Oat Milk

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Learn how to make oat milk at home with this easy, inexpensive recipe for Maple Vanilla Oat Milk. It’s a creamy delight that you’ll want to make every week!

Maple Vanilla Oat Milk in a Carafe with oats

Oat milk is trending. And when that happens, prices tend to go up. One box of it sells for $6 online. Not necessary. I’m showing you the super simple way to make it at home. Oat milk is becoming popular for a good reason. It’s really creamy and works well in hot drinks. To make this creamy, dreamy oat milk, you just need cool water, a cup of oats and a good blender. I added a little maple syrup and vanilla for extra flavor.

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Ok. Ready? Here’s how to make oat milk!

Oat Milk Ingredients

Blend the oats with cool, filtered water for 30 seconds – not much longer. Because of the natural fiber in the oats, if you blend longer, the milk will start to get a a little goopy. I used the Vitamix on 5. Some blenders may need a little more or less time. So, blend for 30 seconds and add more time if your blender leaves large pieces of oats.

How to Make Oat Milk Blending Oats and Water

Once blended, you’ll be left with creamy, frothworthy oat milk.

How to Make Oat Milk Blended Oats and Water

Strain it. Use a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or fine sieve if that’s all you have. The sieve will take longer – and be messy if you are like me and try to hold it over a jar. You can of course use something more logical – like a bowl. If you’re going to make more of these non-dairy milks… invest in a nut milk bag. It’s reusable and you can pour a lot more through at once. I do have one but couldn’t find it!

How to Make Oat Milk Straining with a sieve

Once the milk is strained, add your flavors. In my case, it’s maple syrup and vanlla extract with a pinch of salt. Shake to distribute and refrigerate the oat milk for at least 3 days. Use it like you would any other milk in coffee, tea, or over oats or other cereal.

Watch me make it below! Tag me on Instagram when you make yours.

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Maple Vanilla Oat Milk in carafes
How to Make Maple Vanilla Oat Milk
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Learn how to make oat milk at home with this easy, inexpensive recipe for Maple Vanilla Oat Milk. It's a creamy delight that you'll want to make every week!

Course: Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: plant milk
Servings: 4
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Marisa Moore
  • 3 cups cool filtered water
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  1. Add the water and oats to a blender, blend about 30 seconds. (I blended just over 30 seconds on 5 in the Vitamix.)

  2. Strain with a sieve, cheesecloth, or nut milk bag into a jar with a lid.

  3. Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt. Shake. Keep cool in the fridge for up to 3 days. Shake well before pouring into tea or coffee or over cereal. 

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Maple Vanilla Oat Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How to Make Oat Milk Step by Step PIN

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8 Comments on How to Make Homemade Oat Milk

  1. Catherine
    February 27, 2018 at 3:27 PM (10 months ago)
    I love this idea..such a simple and delicious recipe to try! Reply
  2. Allison Mattina
    February 27, 2018 at 3:33 PM (10 months ago)
    I've never tried making milk like this before. This sounds like it would taste amazing.
  3. Wanda
    February 27, 2018 at 3:47 PM (10 months ago)
    I'm very intrigued by this oat milk - never heard of it before. Sounds like a great alternative!
    • Marisa
      February 27, 2018 at 4:02 PM (10 months ago)
      It's the new old is new thing in non-dairy milk. It's creamier than any of the nut milks I've tried. And so easy to make! Reply
  4. Amy | The Cook Report
    February 27, 2018 at 3:59 PM (10 months ago)
    I've never tried anything like this but I love the sound of that flavour combo
  5. Shashi at SavorySpin
    February 27, 2018 at 5:40 PM (10 months ago)
    Marisa, this is simply fantastic! My daughter has been bugging me to get oat milk so she can try it but I've been so against it just cos of the prices - but not anymore! Thanks a million for posting this - so glad I saw your link on FBC! I'm gonna try this as soon as I get back into town this weekend! Hope you are doing well!
    • Marisa
      February 27, 2018 at 5:48 PM (10 months ago)
      You are so welcome. I couldn't bring myself to pay those crazy prices either. Have fun with the recipe! And I hope you are well too! Tlak soon :) Reply

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