beverages

Chocolate oat milk and oat milk hot chocolate

Super easy diy chocolate oat milk or hot chocolate oat milk recipe ready in minutes and all you need is oats and water! no preservatives are added when you make your own homemade plant-milk! to make it perfect and silky smooth just one extra step is required after blending, but its optional.

If you’ve read my previous post on how Starbucks is getting on the plant-based movement and partnering with Oatly to bring you oat milk and more plant-milk drink options at 1300 of their cafes, then you may be curious how to make oat milk to taste it for yourself in your coffee, lattes, vegan protein shakes and drinks. I’m not a big coffee drinker, but for my friend who is, Oat milk is my friend’s favorite plant milk, as not everyone is as crazy about the creamy consistency of coconut as I am so this is a dairy free, coconut-free, nut-free alternative milk option!

What does oat milk taste like? well take a guess, like oats! but when incorporated as an oat milk creamer or into another recipe, oat milk is a lovely non-dairy creamer/milk alternative. It can also be used in hot chocolate though I prefer a dairy-free creamy hot chocolate with coconut milk like this recipe.

Its a nice creamer option and oat milk froths well.

ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats (if you cant have gluten use certified gf oats)

4 cups water

pinch sea salt

2 tbsp. cacao powder or cocoa powder or more to taste, or a scoop of chocolate protein powder works too

maple syrup or 2-3 medjool dates, pitted,

optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, pinch of ground cardamom for lassi flavor

directions:

blend everything in a high speed blender then if desired strain through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth over a bowl to get smoother texture. enjoy inside coffee drinks and lattes, or blend with protein powder for a plant-based shake.

check out my previous post on the Starbucks launch of new plant milk based drinks and options including yours truly, oat milk!

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