I spent time trying to figure out how to do that quirky, recipe plug in for WordPress… Obviously I didn’t get very far, and it started to stress me out, so I did this wonderful thing called getting over it and just writing the recipe down in a normal blog post! Haha!
Before I write down the recipe, let me explain what let me to making our own…
As a family of 5 who very rarely buys dairy (due to Martin being dairy free because it makes him ill, and the rest of us not really buying it because I spent 3 years vegan, so it just wasn’t around…) we were going through 8-10 cartons of the ever so wonderful, but ever so expensive, Oatly Barista Milk, per WEEK.
That’s right, a week!
£1.80 per carton x 10… Yep, £18 a week on oat milk.
It’s mind blowing! So in an effort to significantly reduce our oat milk spending, I thought I’d finally get around to trying to make our own, for a heck of a lot less!
It was SO easy, SO much cheaper and TASTY, I kind of wondered why it took me so long to try, haha!
So now to share the recipe…
Homemade, Creamy, Oat Milk
Serving Size: 1 Litre.
- 1.5 Cups of Oats
- 6 Cups of Water
- 1 Medjool Date or 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup (optional)
- 1 tsp Vanilla (optional)
- Place all ingredients into blender.
- For whole/creamy oat milk, leave ingredients to soak for 5-10mins. (Believe me, this makes all the difference to the creaminess of the milk) For a more skimmed/semi-skimmed type milk, no soaking is required, and you can move straight to step 3.
- Blend until its looking relatively smooth, around a minute…
- Pour mixture through a cheesecloth/nut milk bag, and strain… (I do this directly into a funnel, which goes straight into whatever bottle or jar I’m storing the milk in, saves on washing up!)
- Make sure you’ve squeezed out as much liquid as possible, and then refrigerate!
Hey presto!! Easy, creamy, oat milk! For a fraction of the cost of shop bought!
Side note: Keep the pulp! I’ve been using mine in flapjack!
I also want to add that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing…
I will 100% still buy myself a carton of Oatly Barista a week. That’s my treat! I LOVE it in my cuppa!
It’s about looking at the changes you can make… £1.80 per week is far more acceptable than £18!