Making your own oat milk is one of the cheapest ways to get dairy-free milk. With only two ingredients, and with no need to soak oats overnight (as you do for almonds) it's almost too easy. It's also one of the most environmentally friendly choices as oats take so little land and water to grow. Check out the recipe below, including how to transform it into chocolate milk!


  • 100 grams rolled oats
  • water


  1. Cover the oats with water and soak for 2 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse the oat pulp.
  3. Blend the oat pulp with 800ml water.
  4. Strain this mix, using a sieve with a cotton or muslin cloth layered inside it. You can leave it to sit, help it through with a spoon or squeeze it through the cloth!
  5. Pour the strained liquid into an airtight container.
  6. This is your delicious oat milk! It should keep in the fridge for 5 days.
  7. Don't forget to use the oat pulp that was strained out too, it's great for baking, pancakes, porridge, smoothies, overnight oats and more!

Don't have a blender? Try this soak-only method! It will just be a little less creamy.

  1. Soak the oats in 500 ml cold water in a bowl. Leave for 30 mins. 
  2. Place a sieve over a second bowl and pour the soaked oats and water through the sieve, collecting the liquid in the bowl underneath (this is your milk!)
  3. Stir the oats in the sieve using a spoon to help the milk strain through.
  4. Once all liquid is drained from the oats, place the soaked oats back into the first bowl, and cover again with 200 ml cold water. Leave for another 30 minutes.
  5. Drain all the liquid from the soaked oats as above, into the same bowl. That's oat milk! 
  6. Store the milk in the fridge for up to 5 days. Shake the jar very well before drinking.

Make it chocolate milk! 

You can add lot's of different flavours to oat milk, our favourite is chocolate!

  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 100ml hot water

Simply whisk the cocoa powder and water till smooth and shiny. Use 1tsp of this syrup per glass of oat milk, adding the milk to syrup rather than syrup to milk, and stirring very well till combined. 

You could also try other flavours such as;

  • vanilla (1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
  • cinnamon (1/4 tsp cinnamon)
  • salted (pinch of salt)
  • sweetened (maple syrup or dates for natural sweetness)

Hungry for more?

Try out some of our other plant-based recipes such as our easy pea pesto, or our 3 ingredient chocolate truffles.