The idea here was to show a child how food goes from raw ingredients to finished product. Of course we had to skip the growing and harvesting of the oats, but we came home from the store with a bag of organic rolled oats that certainly didn’t look like milk yet.
We first watched a few how-tos online to see if we could make the best oat milk possible. Tips include using the coldest water possible and blending for the least amount of time possible. Armed with that knowledge, Travis combined the following in a blender:
4 cups cold water
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Skip the vanilla if you don’t want the milk sweetened. We ran the blender for about 30 seconds.
Travis was ecstatic that now it was white like milk!
I don’t have cheesecloth, so the best we could do was strain it through a fine-mesh sieve. He immediately needed a big glass and a straw. Little sister wanted a taste, too!
Well, he turned to me and said, “Actually… it’s not that good.”
Bonus points for honesty! I guess we’ll stick to almond milk as a family. But now Travis is determined that we should make a homemade batch. Thanks Raddish!