Make Your Own Oat Milk And Enjoy It 7 Ways

homemade oatmilk recipe and matcha oat milk latte

With many making the switch to non-dairy milk alternatives, oat milk has emerged to be one of the top options. Whether it’s because you’re vegan, lactose-intolerant, more environmental-conscious or it’s just yummy, oat milk has been a popular choice in the supermarket’s milk aisle recently. So if you love oat milk, we’ve an oat milk recipe for you to make your very own at home!  

Behind the yummy and creamy taste of oat milk lies a bunch of benefits, both for your health and the environment. So read on to find out everything you oat to know about oat milk — from benefits to an easy oat milk recipe and the best ways to enjoy it!

Benefits of oat milk

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How healthy is oat milk?

Switching out regular full fat cream milk for oat milk is perfect for those who are lactose-intolerant, as it allows you to enjoy your milky drinks without having to rush to the toilet immediately. Oat milk is also good for your heart! Oats contain a large amount of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fibre which helps to keep your cholesterol levels in check. Moreover, oat milk is lower in fat, calories and sugar as compared to dairy. As such, makes it a good drink if you are trying to shed a few pounds. 

Environmental impact of oat milk 

Oat milk produces significantly less greenhouse gases compared to dairy and other plant-based milk. Imagine this: 200ml of cow’s milk produces 0.6kg of greenhouse gas while the same amount of oat milk produces 0.18kg — how much less greenhouse gas is being emitted from your decision to consume oat milk! Additionally, oat milk requires significantly less water to be produced compared to dairy milk. This means that more water can be saved in the process of making your creamy oat milk.  

Easy 10-minute oat milk recipe 

homemade oat milk recipe
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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 55g rolled oats
  • 140g filtered water
  • 160g ice cubes
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Stevia drops (to taste) 
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional) 

Recipe Instructions : 

  1. In a blender, add rolled oats (available on S-Mart by Shopee Official Store), water and ice cubes and blend at low-medium speed for 10 seconds. Then, leave the chunks of ice to melt into the oat milk. 
  2. Next, strain the mixture in a filter cloth (available on to separate the liquid from the oat pulp. Then, strain it several times through a sieve (available on Banfang Home Official Store) for a smoother consistency. 
  3. Once done, transfer the oat milk into a beverage jug (available on MegaMall) and add vanilla extract, stevia drops and sea salt and stir the mixture well. Store it in the refrigerator and consume it within three days. Be sure to shake it well before serving! 

7 delicious food and drinks with your fresh oat milk recipe

1. Cold-Brew Coffee

cold brew coffee with oat milk recipe
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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 cups

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 10g ground coffee
  • 110ml hot water
  • 110ml room temperature water
  • 55ml oat milk 
  • Stevia drops (to taste) 
  • Ice cubes

Love starting your mornings with a good cuppa but simply don’t have the luxury of time to make one? Here’s a cold brew oat milk coffee recipe to make the night before so you can grab and go in the morning! 

Recipe Instructions:

  1. In a water jug, mix together hot and room temperature water to get the perfect warm water temperature 
  2. Next, measure out ground coffee (available on Starbucks at Home Official Store) in a separate wide neck jug (available on Banfang Home Official Store
  3. Pour the warm water into the jug and give the ground coffee and water mixture a thorough stir
  4. Cover your jug tightly and place it in the fridge for six-eight hours to let the coffee brew 
  5. Once the coffee is done brewing, strain the cold brew to remove any excess coffee granules. This ensures that the cold brew is extra smooth. 
  6. To get the Instagram-perfect coffee-milk swirly gradient effect, first, add ice to a double-insulated coffee cup (available on Banfang Home Official Store). Then pour the cold brew coffee.
  7. Have your camera on standby as you get ready to pour 55ml of your fresh oat milk to the cold brew. Stir well and enjoy with a metal straw (available on Medpro Medical Group).

2. Iced Matcha Latte

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 2 tsps matcha powder
  • 70-100ml hot water
  • 2 tbsps sugar syrup/stevia drops (Optional) 
  • 250ml oat milk 
  • Ice cubes 

Matcha is very high in antioxidants and has risen in popularity in recent years with numerous matcha-flavoured food in the market. Combine matcha and oat milk and you’ll have a nutrients-packed drink. Get ready to be blown away by this easy iced matcha oat milk latte recipe! 

Recipe Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, sieve the matcha powder (available on Tea from Jeju since 1979, OSULLOC) to ensure there are no lumps. Then pour in hot water through the sieve. Mix the matcha powder and water with a matcha bamboo whisk (available on in a zigzag manner.
  2. Whisk until a smooth dark green paste with a thin layer of foam is formed around the surface. Add in the sugar syrup now if you prefer your drink sweetened and give it another quick whisk
  3. Pour the oat milk into a cup filled with ice 
  4. Then, slowly pour the matcha into the glass. Dust some matcha powder on top, stir and voila!

3. Iced Mocha  

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 3 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 5 tbsps hot water
  • 1 ½ cups oat milk (switched out from almond milk) 
  • 7g ground coffee
  • 100ml boiling water
  • Chocolate syrup (optional and to taste) 
  • Ice cubes 

There is no such thing as too much chocolate! Treat yourself to a rich and delicious cup of iced mocha. Although chocolate anything may seem too indulgent, switching out dairy with the oat milk recipe that you followed to make fresh oat milk makes it a less sinful drink!  

Recipe Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together cocoa powder (available on Pastry Mart Official Store) and hot water until there are no lumps. Then, pour in the oat milk and stir well. 
  2. In a  coffee brewing pot (available on Jewel Coffee Official Store), combine ground coffee with hot water and let it sit for four minutes
  3. In a separate mug, add in the ice cubes and pour in the chocolate mixture until the cup is three-quarters filled. Then add in the freshly brewed coffee. Finally, stir well and enjoy this cup of chocolatey goodness! 

Pro tip: Here’s how to get the messy yet cafe-worthy glass of iced chocolate. Before adding ice, tilt your glass cup at a 45-degree angle. Then, squeeze a generous amount of chocolate syrup (available on Jewel Coffee Official Store) from the top of the glass from all sides. Let the syrup slide their way slowly down the glass to the bottom before pouring the chocolate mix in!

4. Oolong Milk Tea with Brown Sugar Pearls

brown sugar pearl milk tea with oat milk recipe
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Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Servings: 1 cup

Recipe Ingredients: 

For brown sugar pearls

  • Tapioca pearls
  • 240ml water
  • 110g brown sugar

For oolong milk tea 

  • 1 oolong tea bag
  • Boiling water
  • 300ml oat milk
  • 1 tbsp white sugar (adjust to your taste)
  • Ice cubes

If you are lactose-intolerant, this oolong oat milk tea with brown sugar pearls will be tea-riffic! Why not try making this bubble tea recipe at home for your boba-loving family — they’ll love you for this! Simply follow the oat milk recipe we have and switch from dairy to oat milk. 

Recipe Instructions: 

  1. Place the oolong tea bag (available on Thiam Seng Grocer) and sugar in a glass and let it steep for 15 minutes in boiling water 
  2. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a saucepan until sufficiently warm, then pour it into the tea. Leave the mixture in the fridge to chill while you prepare the brown sugar pearls. 
  3. Cook your tapioca pearls (available on Miracle Healthcare Ent) according to the instructions on the packaging 
  4. In a separate pot, make the brown sugar syrup by bringing the brown sugar and water mixture to a boil
  5. Add the cooked tapioca pearls to the brown sugar syrup and let it simmer on low heat for 20 minutes until the syrup has thickened. This allows the tapioca pearls to soak in the flavour of brown sugar. 
  6. To assemble, spoon the brown sugar pearls into a glass. Swirl it all around to coat the entire cup with brown sugar syrup. Then pour the oolong oat milk tea into the glass over ice cubes. Sprinkle with some brown sugar on top and enjoy! 

5. Iced Bandung Fizz

bandunf fizz drink with oat milk recipe
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Prep time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 cup

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 30ml rose syrup
  • 50ml cold water
  • 25ml ice cream soda
  • 50ml oat milk
  • Ice cubes 

Creamy pink hues in a cup — bandung is a local drink typically made with evaporated milk. If you are lactose-intolerant, chances are you can’t enjoy this drink like many others do at hawker centres. Don’t deprive yourself of this pinkish goodness. Recreate your own at home with this thirst-quenching iced oat milk bandung recipe with a twist! 

Recipe Instructions:

  1. In a glass, pour in the rose syrup (available on Thiam Seng Grocer) and cold water.
  2. To get the perfect light pink colour, add in the chilled oat milk. 
  3. Next, add ice cream soda into the mixture for that extra fizzy taste. Stir thoroughly pour over a glass of ice cubes and enjoy! 

6. Creamy Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes 

creamy garlic pasta with oat milk recipe
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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Recipe Ingredients :

  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes
  • 140g penne pasta
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups oat milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pasta dishes are one of the easiest meal prep ideas. So, whip up a hearty plate of delicious cream-based pasta. The trick here is to use oat milk instead of the usual cooking cream. Fret not, your pasta will turn out just as creamy if not more if you follow our oat milk recipe! The bonus is that this is healthier because oat milk contains less saturated fat and your vegan or lactose-intolerant friends can enjoy this too! 

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Start by preheating the oven at 400 degree-Celsius. Chop the cherry tomatoes into halves and toss them in a splash of extra virgin olive oil (available on Borges Singapore Official Store), sea salt and pepper. Place the cherry tomatoes cut side up on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the penne pasta (available on S-Mart by Shopee Official Store) until al dente. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.
  3. It’s time to prepare the sauce. In a frying pan, add one tablespoon of olive oil together with the shallot and minced garlic. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste and cook till soft and fragrant. 
  4. Next, stir in the flour and mix with a whisk. Once combined thoroughly, slowly add in the oat milk a little at a time. This is to ensure that there are no clumps. Then, add in more salt and pepper to taste. 
  5. Bring the sauce to a simmer and continue cooking while stirring from time to time until the sauce thickens 
  6. Once the sauce has thickened to your liking and is well seasoned, add in the cooked pasta and roasted tomatoes and stir 
  7. To assemble, scoop a generous amount of pasta onto a plate and garnish with fresh basil and enjoy! 

7. Creamy Mushroom Soup 

mushroom soup with oat milk recipe
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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Nothing beats a hearty bowl of soup on a rainy day. Instead of reaching for a canned mushroom soup that has been living on your shelves for quite a while now, why not try making some creamy mushroom soup from scratch —  with fresh creamy oat milk of course! 

Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 200g button mushrooms 
  • 1 white onion
  • A splash of white wine
  • 1 clove garlic 
  • 3 tbsps all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp thyme 
  • 1 cup oat milk 
  • 2 cups vegetable stock 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Instructions:

  1. In a saucepan, add in the extra virgin olive oil, diced yellow onions and minced garlic. Next, sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper and saute until the onions are soft. 
  2. Add in the sliced mushrooms. For more flavour, add a splash of white wine (available on Pernod Ricard Official Store) and cook the mushrooms over medium-high heat until they are tender and juicy. 
  3. Toss in the thyme in and stir. Then add in the all-purpose flour (available on S-Mart by Shopee Official Store). Mix well to ensure there are no clumps and let the flour cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently. 
  4. Add a cup of vegetable stock, stirring continuously to avoid clumping. Then, add another cup of vegetable stock. Once it comes to a boil, slowly add in the oat milk. 
  5. Simmer the soup on low heat, allowing the soup to thicken slightly. Check for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary. 
  6. When the soup has thickened to your desired consistency, it’s ready to be served. Scoop the mushroom soup into a bowl and garnish with a crack of black pepper and a dash of olive oil. 

Nothing beats enjoying your oat milk food and drinks made with homemade oat milk

Are you an oat milk convert now? We hope you’ve had fun trying out these oat milk recipes and enjoying them with your family and friends! Looking for more easy meal ideas? Check out some of these easy rice cooker recipes — including a recipe for leftover KFC chicken! While you’re at it, be sure to check out these meat delivery vendors in Singapore who will deliver fresh ingredients right to your doorstep for you to cook up a feast. 

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