Making your own oat milk is one of the cheapest ways to get dairy-free milk and with no need to soak oats overnight (as you do for almonds) it's also one of the quickest.


  • 100 grams rolled oats
  • 700 millilitres water


  1. Soak the oats in 500 millilitres of cold water in a bowl. Leave for 15 minutes.
  2. Place a sieve over a second bowl and pour the soaked oats and water through the sieve.
  3. Stir the oats in the sieve using a wooden spoon so that the oat milk collects in the bowl underneath.
  4. Once all liquid is drained from the oats, place the soaked oats back into the first bowl, and cover again with 200 millilitres cold water. Leave for another 10 minutes
  5. Draining all the oat milk from the soaked oats as above.
  6. Use a jug or funnel to pour the milk into a large glass jar with a secure lid. Store the milk in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. Shake the jar very well before drinking.

Wanna add flavour?

Our favourite is chocolate oat milk! You can make a chocolate syrup by whisking 50g cocoa powder and 100ml water till smooth and shiny. Use 1tsp of this per glass of oat milk, adding the milk to syrup rather than syrup to milk, and stirring very well till combined. 

You could also do 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.