Thursday 17 March 2016

Homemade Oat Milk (or any other plant-based Milk)

When it comes to vegan food Austria is a highly developed country. Really, I mean it – and I saw it myself after I've moved to Prague: Plant-based milk for example, was about 4 Euros in a shop near my flat. Damn!
So what can you do if you have such an expensive problem but don't want to abstain from your daily portion of plant-based milk? Well, the answer is so ridiculously simple: Make it yourself!

Note: I found a pretty cheap one at – yes, it's no Czech chain – dm in Prague. Just in case you are in my position. But homemade is better anyway.
What you need:

* 1 cup oats
* 3 cups water
* 1/8 tsp cinnamon
* 1/8 tsp vanilla
* Pinch of salt  

* Optional: Liquid sweetener of choice (or 1-2 pitted soft dates such as medjool dates)

How to make it:

1. Soak your oats for a few hours or over night in a huge bowl of water. 
2. Now take a sieve, put the oats in it and wash and rinse them very well until the flowing water is clear. 
3. Put them into a blender and add the 3 cups water and sweetener, if desired. Then blend until very smooth. Now you just have to filter it through a sieve or a wet dish towel and fill the milk into a bottle. Add vanilla, salt and cinnamon, shake well and enjoy!

You can adjust the recipe and make whatever milk you like – just replace the oats by almonds, cashews, hazelnuts or whatever. 
If you use rice, spelt or millet, it's recommendable to cook the grains instead of just soaking them as it would take ages (besides you have flakes). Have fun experimenting!
Idea, Photographs: Clarissa Kober | Words: Diana Ranegger

1 comment:

  1. ...und ich hab mich immer gefragt, wie Mandelmilch so fett- und kalorienarm sein kann. Das Rezept scheint wunderbar und ganz leicht - vor allem, wenn am Sonntag vergessen hat, dass für das Müsli am Vorabend die ganze Pflanzenmilch verbraucht worden ist. Danke für die Idee! Sonnigen Nachmittag, Anna