Oat Milk recipe

Here in the UK we have been asked not to go shopping more than once a week, which is understandable given the incredible circumstances that we face regarding the corona virus. People like to be prepared, I understand that but the hoarding has meant that some items with a long shelf life are in short supply, this includes Oat milk.

Shops limit the purchase of Oat Milk to only two 1 ltr cartons, which for someone like me with a milk allergy, (yes an allergy not a health choice) unfairly discriminated against. There is no limit on Milk, you can buy 6 pint cartons as many as you like, but oat milk is limited and this has been restricted on the tills.

Hence the decision to make my own – it is pretty easy to make! I like mine creamy, so I add ground almonds but you can leave that out. Simply take one cup of oats with 1/4 cup of ground almonds and leave to soak in water overnight.

In the morning, drain the oat mixture and then add approximately 1 pint, (500ml) of water. Our tap water is drinkable – safe from bugs and disease in this country. You can use mineral water if you wish.

Whizz or blend the oats and the water together and then allow to drain through a nut bag. I decant it into a bottle (passata bottles are great!) which keeps it cold.

This pandemic is worrying, but it has made me appreciate how amazing it is to live in a country where food is plentiful, our homes are warm. It also allows us to think more creatively about meeting our needs.

keep safe and well.


Nut bags can be purchased on Amazon

8 thoughts on “Oat Milk recipe”

  1. Hello. Thank you, I’m lactose intolerant, although I don’t have any milk product on principle either, so this is excellent to know. Thank you.
    Am curious what a nut bag is for. I’m sure I can drain through muslin, so not a problem, but curious.

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    1. Hi Bekki, lovely to hear from you, A nut bag is what they are sold as, to drain nuts when making nut milk. It is a very fine gauze finer than muslin. You can try muslin, but I found it ended up with oats still in the milk, a nut bag takes all the fine bits out – if you are going to make your own, and coastwise it is definitely worth it, then a nut bag is well worth the investment.

      I bought mine on Amazon and I was really pleased with them they are easy to wash. (just put them in boiling water before you use them) I will add the amazon link at the bottom of the post! .

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