Hey there gang. It’s Wednesday. I feel like I have a lot of week left to get through even if it’s only a couple of days more. Not sure what is going on with that.
Vegan milk, or non dairy milk. Hmmm. Tried it yet? Hooked on it or so-so about it?
I started out years ago with rice milk. A bit watery but there wasn’t much else about. I didn’t really drink or use it much. Then almond milk came on the scene and I fell in love. Not too long after that along came cashew milk which my whole family loves. The latest, trendiest milk is oat milk. There’s good reason.
Dairy alternatives can get a bit expensive. But, hey, you can make your own. Its cheaper, tastes great and easy to make. The only thing that takes time is soaking the nuts, and it’s not like you have to stand over them (sm!le).
Oat milk is our milk of choice at the moment. It’s delicious and inexpensive to make at home. We make our own all the time. It lasts about three days — well nothing lasts three days at our house — but that’s the average “shelf life” of homemade oat milk.
It couldn’t be easier to make. Here’s a popular YouTube video. It has annoying background music, so sorry about that.
Scroll past the video if you like. My recipe for oak milk is just after.
Check out the comments to the video if you have time. There’s some cool ideas there.
If you decided not watch the video right now, here’s how I do it. You will need something to strain the soaked oats with. I have a mesh bag for such things. My sister in law uses pantyhose (unused but rinsed anyway pantyhose)!
How to Make Oat Milk
Soak a cup of oats in water for at least 30 minutes. After soaking, your oats will blend up better and strain out more easily. 30 minutes is the minimum. I soak them overnight.
Strain your oats and add to an everyday, standard blender, and throw out the water you soaked them in.
Add 3-4 cups of fresh water depending on how thick you want your oat milk to be.
Blend until smooth. About 2 to 3 minutes.
Sweeten it with a date or maple syrup to taste, or leave it unsweetened if you are going to cook with it.
As I mentioned it stays fresh in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days.
(Updated to correct about 100 typos 5.47pm. Sorry. 😙)
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