How To Make Chocolate Oat Milk
I’ve been meaning to make my own plant milk of some sort for a while now. I finally got round to it a couple of days ago and wow, have I been missing out or what! This was so cheap to make, and I hope that you love the taste of it just as much as I do (I actually think it’s as good as Oatly’s chocolate milk, if I do say so myself!).
1 cup (115g) oats
5 cups (1.175L) filtered water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2-4 tbsp maple syrup depending on preference, or 4 pitted medjool dates
Optional: 1/2 cup (75g) whole hazelnuts, soaked overnight and then drained
1. In a blender, blend all of the ingredients together until fully combined.
2. Using a nut milk bag (/muslin) strain the liquid into a clean bowl. You may have to do this in two lots, due to the quantity of milk. You should be left with all of the solids - these can be thrown out or used in porridge within the next couple of days (keep refrigerated if you don’t use them straight away).
3. Transfer the strained chocolate milk into bottles, tighten the lids on, and store them in the fridge just as you would with any other chilled/fresh milk.
4. Use in porridge, smoothies, pancake recipes or simply have it as an occasional drink. Shake well before use and enjoy!