Homemade Oat Milk That’s Not Slimy (The Best Recipe)

Finally, a homemade oat milk that tastes good and isn’t slimy! Its creamy smooth texture will have you reaching for seconds. After 8 months of developing this recipe, we never have to buy store-bought again. I hope this recipe enables you to say goodbye to the high prices and harmful ingredients in the processed oat milk on the grocery store shelves.

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Having a bottle of homemade oat milk in your fridge is something special. You know exactly what’s in it, how it was made, and the money you saved by making it. Oat milk has so many uses from drinking it straight up to adding it in desserts.

Homemade Oat Milk Recipe Inspiration

After countless events of utter frustration, I decided to develop a homemade oat milk of my own. 2 years ago, in 2020, I tried to make oat milk with recipes shared online. None of them worked. They were either watery, slimy, or unpleasant tasting.

So at the beginning of 2022, I decided to develop this recipe. Little did I know it was going to take 8 months to perfect haha! But it was well worth it.

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Why You Need To Make This Recipe

The oat milk at the grocery store is a processed food, which means it’s full of seed oils, additives, and preservatives. No matter what brand you buy, they’ve all got something added in.

These are not good for our bodies and can be harmful. This recipe allows you to make the delicious oat milk you crave out of wholesome ingredients for a fraction of the cost.

Benefits of Making Homemade Oat Milk

  1. This homemade oat milk is healthy and doesn’t spike glucose levels the same way store bought does.
  2. The money you’ll save is outstanding when making your own oat milk.
  3. You cut down on processed food that you consume.
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Saves so much money compared to buying store bought
  • Easy to make recipe
  • Finally an oat milk that’s not slimy
  • Costs pennies to make
  • Healthier for you
  • No added sugars, salts, oils, or chemicals

Oat Milk Ingredients

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How to Make Homemade Oat Milk

  1. Add cold water and oats to a blender (cut recipe in half and do 2 smaller batches if you have a small blender)
  2. Blend for 35-40 seconds, and pour through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl (do not force liquid through the strainer, instead move the strainer around gently to filter the liquid)
  3. Then pour strained milk back into the blender and blend for an additional 15-20 seconds.
  4. Strain one more time and pour into a glass 1/2 gallon milk jug or container of choice.
  5. Store in this air-tight container or jug for up to 5 days in the fridge (it will separate so be sure to shake before drinking).

Tips for the Oat Milk That’s Not Slimy

  • Always use very cold water
  • Never soak your oats
  • Never push the oats through the strainer
  • Only blend for the amount of time listed, extra blending causes a slimy texture
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Homemade Oat Milk Storage

Store oat milk in an air-tight container or jug, preferably made of glass, for up to 5 days in the fridge.

How to Use Homemade Oat Milk

You can use oat milk in so many ways from drinking it straight to using it in recipes. I love using oat milk when making baked goods. My husband loves adding homemade chocolate syrup for nourishing chocolate milk.

Recipe FAQ

Do I have to strain this oat milk twice?

Yes, straining this oat milk twice gives it a smooth texture. Without it will be very grainy.

Do you soak the oats for this recipe?

No, soaking the oats will make it slimy.

Can I use steel cut oats?

I’ve never used anything other than rolled oats for this recipe.

Does the water have to be cold or can it be chilled?

It needs to be cold, like in the fridge for several hours, to ensure smooth milk that’s not slimy.

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Homemade Oat Milk (Not Slimy)

Molly LaFontaine of Plum Branch Home
Finally, a homemade oat milk that tastes good and isn't slimy! It's creamy smooth texture will have you reaching for seconds.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks, Wholesome Kitchen Staples
Cuisine American
Servings 1 quart

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats (I use One Degree's Organic Sprouted Rolled Oats)

Instructions
 

  • Add cold water and oats to a blender (cut recipe in half and do 2 smaller batches if you have a small blender)
  • Blend for 35-40 seconds, and pour through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl (do not force liquid through the strainer, instead move the strainer around gently to filter the liquid)
  • Then pour strained milk back into the blender and blend for an additional 15-20 seconds.
  • Strain one more time and pour into a glass 1/2 gallon milk jug or container of choice.
  • Store in this air-tight container or jug for up to 5 days in the fridge (it will separate so be sure to shake before drinking).
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