How To Make Oat Milk
At the time of writing this, the C-virus has caused people to go bonkers in the supermarkets. Shelves are empty and basic essentials are in short supply.
Thankfully, necessity is the mother of invention and I know for sure there will be a new tidal wave of clever ideas and home-hacks doing the rounds for us to try. So let's do this friends. Let's share the ideas, try new things and re-evaluate how we live. Let's look at what we waste, where we can refill and what we can remake into something new.
My first share is a bit random, but let's go with it. DIY Oat Milk.
For various reasons we're trying a dairy-free diet with my son, so have been experimenting with different types of milk anyway. However, most of the long-life and alternative carton milks are also low in stock....so how about making some yourself?
This isn't going to be to everyone's taste, but if you're already a non-dairy milk drinker it's definitely worth a try.
How to make your own Oat Milk.
What you'll need:
- 1 cup of oats
- 4-5 cups of water
- A blender
- A strainer/seive/muslin cloth of some kind
- A used glass bottle / washed-out plastic milk bottle / Kilner bottle or similar - needs to have a watertight lid.
How to make it:
This is super easy. Simply chuck the oats and the water in your blender and blitz it up for about 5 mins. Then strain the oaty water through a fine seive or muslin cloth into your bottle. When I did this, I had a kind of oaty sludge left in the seive....you could probably even heat that up and eat it with a little honey! Waste not, want not.
What goes through into the bottle is your homemade oat milk. Simply stick that in the fridge and use within a couple of days. Give the bottle a shake before use just to remove any separation in the liquid.
I did this yesterday and have enjoyed lovely frothy coffees with it since. I also love seeing the milk in a glass bottle in my fridge, like the good old days when milkmen were the norm.
If you've got an upcycled, recycled or handmade home-hack like this, why not let me know and I can share it too.