Thought we’d give oat milk a try.
Nothing against the traditional bovine-based variety you understand, it’s just that its production does tend to be unkind to the cows and what with the resulting burps, farts and deforestation, a tad damaging to the environment. Also…
Oatly Original Oat Drink:
Ingredients – Water, Oats (10%), Rapeseed Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Phosphates, Salt, Vitamins (D2, Riboflavin, B12), Potassium Iodide
Price – £1.20 a litre
Yumblog Oat Milk:
Ingredients – Water, Oats
Price – 22p a litre
But you haven’t come here to be preached to, you’ve come here for delicious vegetarian(ish) recipes occasionally punctuated with an angry anti-Tory expletive* or two. Enjoy.
Preparation time: 5 minutes tops
Cooking time: none
Skill level: zero
- rolled oats – 150g
- cold water – 750ml
- nothing else
Pour the oats and cold water into a food processor and blitz for 30 seconds or until the oats are completely blended.
Strain the mixture through a muslin (by squeezing and twisting) into a bowl until all the liquid has been extracted and you are just left with the oaty pulp.
Pour the milk into a suitable container and refrigerate until needed. It should last 3-4 days in the fridge but does tend to separate out, so shake a little before use.
After a few batches I’ve concluded a little seasoning is required. I now add a pinch of salt and a few raisins before blending.
POWER TIP: No need to waste the left-over pulp as it can be added to shakes/porridge/biscuits/etc.
and a cow
Verdict: Oaty and creamy. If you like oat milk there’s no reason why you shouldn’t like this. Cheap, quick and easy, kind to cows, free from additives and good for the environment. Five self-righteous ticks.
Coming soon, oat milk yoghurt.
* Fucking Tory Fuckers!!!