Happy World Plant Milk Day!
Years ago – when we were casual carnivores – we never thought that one day we’d be celebrating a day dedicated to milks made out of plants.
Plant-based milks were one of the first things we switched when we started transitioning to a vegan diet.
Nowadays we love the stuff, and we also have fun making our own homemade versions.
We’re always experimenting with flavours, but our latest craze is combining oats with tahini for a lovely nutty and creamy plant-based milk.
We also add maple syrup for sweetness and vanilla extract for a slightly floral flavour.
Here are a few important things to know about this recipe:
- We love to add tahini, which gives the oat milk an extra creamy and nutty taste. But you can simply leave this out.
- It’s really, really important not to over-blend the oats as this can make the oat milk very slimy. Start with 10 seconds of blending. If the mixture is already ‘milk like’, then you’re good to go.
- The maple syrup and vanilla extract are also optional, but they do add a lovely sweetness which makes our oat milk slightly more luxury. Ahem.
- You don’t have to use a cheesecloth. The oat milk won’t be as smooth, but it’ll still be lovely. Also, you can reuse the leftover pulp by simply baking it until it’s dry and adding it to cakes, muffins, etc, just like you would regular oats.
Oh, and don’t forget, if you love this, then you’ll totally love our debut 5-ingredient cookbook So Vegan in 5, which is available to buy now.
Roxy & Ben
Super easy Homemade Oat Milk
How to make easy Homemade Oat Milk 🥛 #WorldPlantMilkDay Looking for tasty vegan recipes? Check out our cookbook So Vegan In 5: sovegan.co/cookbookPosted by So Vegan on Thursday, 22 August 2019
Super Easy Homemade Oat MilkRoxy, So Vegan Happy World Plant Milk Day! Years ago – when we were casual carnivores – we never thought that one day we’d be… Print This
- 1 cup oats
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp tahini (optional)
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on medium-high for 10-20 seconds until combined. Note: it’s important not to over blend the ingredients otherwise the milk may become slimy. If you’re not a huge fan of tahini, try adding 1 tbsp and taste testing before adding another tbsp.
- Balance a sieve on top of a mixing bowl and place a piece of muslin (cheese cloth) on top of the sieve. Alternatively you can use a clean tea towel or even an old (but clean!) t-shirt.
- Pour the blended mixture onto the muslin and pick up the edges of the cloth to close the muslin tightly. Squeeze the pulp inside the muslin until no more liquid comes out.
- Transfer the oat milk from the mixing bowl to an air-tight glass bottle or jar.
- Store in the fridge and use within 4-5 days. The milk will split but just make sure you shake well before use.