DIY OAT MILK / TWO WAYS

Montag, April 30


8:39 PM It's no secret...I talked about it a lot on the blog. I said good-bye to dairy. Nothing bad, I still don't regret it! I only miss my milkshakes...
The only frustrating thing that I face too many times is the struggle of milk shopping. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of option, but I'm picky. I don't surf the nut milk wave, because I don't like any nut flavor in my cereals or coffee, so what else shall I drink? Oat milk, rice milk, soy milk....coconut milk. I ended up with oat and rice milk as my go-tos. Unfortunately, I can't go crazy here, because the prices are mad. I don't get it.
I'm not a crazy milk consumer, but I like coffee, I like cereals, I like smoothies...I just don't want to cut my whole lifestyle, just because my milk costs 3$. I'm out.

I usually shop my milk ahead...when my dear supermarket (in Germany, not every supermarket sells special milk...) is having my milk on sale, I shop 2-3 milks ahead, so I can still enjoy the things that make me happy.

Lately, I am super addicted to chocolate oat milk and somehow I am intrigued to add more flavor to my milk now. I saw on so many bloggers making their own milk with super cool flavors and also they save a lot of cash with it....why was I buying all the expensive stuff all the time? I could try this as well, I thought.

And there I was. I made my own oat milk.

Tip or info: you should have the right equipment at home. I'm talking about mixers! Kitchenaid has a great mixer, also a Vitamix is a great helper. I only got a WMF mixer...so make sure to have a mixer with superpower! My WMF mixer is good. I use it for almost everything, but for making milk, I guess I need a little upgrade soon. This one here turned out well...so I'm satisfied for now...

Now let's check this out.
I made two types of milk to start with.
The light version is a simple oat milk with vanilla (mostly for my coffee consume) and the darker version is a chocolate reishi oat milk (actually good for coffee, too, haha).
I wanted to try more, but I thought that this might be the best choice for the beginning!


VANILLA OAT MILK



YOU NEED  3 Cups water + 1 Cup oats + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (you can add more or less depending how intense you like the flavor) + extra agave or honey, if you need any extra sweetness


1. Put all the ingredients into your blender and mix it until everything is well combined. Depending on your machine, you might have to wait a little bit longer until all of the oats are finely grinded and everything is blended perfectly. Give it 5 minutes.
2. Take out a dish towel or cheese cloth and put it over a bowl. Now pour the oat milk into the bowl and make sure that all the little pieces inside the milk land inside the towel (if there are any left). Squeeze the towel tight to get all the liquids!
3. Remove the towel and take a look at your oat milk. Taste it. Is the flavor okay or would you like a more intense flavor?
4. Fill your milk up in a bottle of your choice and store it cold or drink it right away! Make sure to use it the next 10 days!



REISHI CHOCOLATE OAT MILK



YOU NEED 3 Cups water + 1 Cup oats + 3 tablespoons cocoa + 1 teaspoon reishi + extra agave or honey, if you need any extra sweetness


1. Put all the ingredients into your blender and mix it until everything is well combined. Depending on your machine, you might have to wait a little bit longer until all of the oats are finely grinded and everything is blended perfectly. Give it 5 minutes. 
2. Take out a dish towel or cheese cloth and put it over a bowl. Now pour the oat milk into the bowl and make sure that all the little pieces inside the milk land inside the towel (if there are any left). Squeeze the towel tight to get all the liquids! 
3. Remove the towel and take a look at your oat milk. Taste it. Is the flavor okay or would you like a more intense flavor? If you are not used to reishi, you can also start with half a teaspoon...
4. Fill your milk up in a bottle of your choice and store it cold or drink it right away! Make sure to use it the next 10 days! 



It's actually so easy and I can't believe how cheap this process is!
The thing which hypes me the most about making my own milk is that I can play around with so many different flavors!
I love putting all the good stuff into my smoothies and coffee...now that my milk is already spiced, I have more time in the morning - how perfect is that!
Are you a turmeric fan? Try to add turmeric...maybe some honey and lavender and you'll have a fantastic addition to your sleep routine.
For the matcha fans out there - try a matcha milk! Or how about cinnamon and chocolate?
Your creativity is the boss here!

I can't wait to hear from your experiences!
Ever tried making your own milk?
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