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
Makes: 750ml


  • rolled oats – 150g
  • cold water – 750ml
  • nothing else

Some oats

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.

Other ways to use your oats are these patriotic (WW2) Chocolate Oatcakes, or this challenging Potato and Oatmeal soup.

Coming soon, oat milk yoghurt.

Drink: Itself.

Entertainment: Obvs.

* Fucking Tory Fuckers!!!


  1. FuckingToryFuckers of course. But how can we stop the oat milk from splitting in coffee? This is what Oatley is great at, but it’s now almost £2 a litre round here. Thanks, Katy

  2. Hi Katy, I found this with a quick google: ‘If you want to prevent oat milk from curdling in your coffee, you should pour the milk into the mug first, then slowly pour in the desired amount of coffee. This will help temper the milk and bring it up to the coffee temp, preventing unwanted curdles in your cup of Joe.‘ Either that or you could heat the milk first. Hope this works. Richard.

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