I am officially done buying plant based milk from the store.
For starters, they’re ridiculously expensive, PLUS they contain less than 2% almonds, oats, cashews, etc.
The other 98% is water and a bunch of other ingredients that act as fillers, sweeteners, thickeners and preservatives. I just don’t see the point in spending $5 a gallon for water and a bunch of ingredients I don’t even know.
I wish I had known years ago how easy it is to make plant based milk at home.
There is no more racing the expiration date at my house. I can make the exact amount I need of whatever kind of milk I want is under two minutes! Here’s how:
Homemade Oat Milk
1 cup Organic Rolled Oats
4 cups water
Kitchen Towel (optional)
I start with a 1:4 ratio of well rinsed rolled oats in water in a blender and blend on high speed for 40 seconds (over blending may cause the milk to become overly smooth in texture).
Strain through a cotton t-shirt or dish towel will give you an ultra creamy texture, I chose to strain 3x through a metal sieve which also works great and leaves a little extra pulp, which I love.
You can expect this milk to last 7-10 days in your refrigerator. Don’t forget to save the oat pulp for your next batch of cookies or dog treats!