How to Make Homemade Oat Milk

The combination of dates and vanilla gives this homemade oat milk a sweet aroma. The texture is smooth, and the mellow flavor will complement everything from cereal to coffee. Be sure to not over-blend or press on the solids while straining; any of these factors can make the oat milk slimy.

a recipe photo of the Homemade Oat Milk being poured into a glass
Photo: Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 3 ½ cups cold water

  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 large pitted Medjool date

  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Place water, oats, date, vanilla, cinnamon (if using) and salt in a blender; process until smooth, about 1 minute.

  2. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl; let stand until drained, letting the liquid run through on its own and being careful not to push it through, about 30 minutes. Discard the solids (about 3 tablespoons).

To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Separation is normal; shake well before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

65 Calories
1g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 65
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 1g 1%
Vitamin A 9IU 0%
Folate 1mcg 0%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 20mg 5%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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