Wednesday, 26 February 2020

My Oat Milk Adventure - Help!!


So … I took an arty shot of my finished Oat milk, just before I put it into the fridge to chill.

At least this way you can see it as it should have been.


I followed all the instructions in my Deliciously Ella book to make the oat milk.

I soaked one mug of oats in lots of water for 30 minutes.

I drained and rinsed the oats.

I placed into my food processor with 3 mugs of fresh cold water.

And I whizzed for 30 seconds.

My only deviation was that I poured it into my muslin bag and squeezed it through, and not just through a sieve, pushing it through with a wooden spoon … which I have just noticed she says to do.  

This is how I make my usual almond milk so I think I just did it out of habit, but I wanted to try and use oat milk instead as it's better for the environment, and anyway oats are soooo much cheaper.

Has my one deviation caused the gloopy, slimy milk that I have now just consumed with my Weetabix?


 I might just try again this time not straining through the bag, just using a sieve ... I think I have unwittingly unleashed a 'gloopy oat monster' !!  

Any tip, hints or advice would be gratefully received.  

But now I have to clean up all my milky mess and then whizz around with a duster and the hoover before the estate agent turns up to give us a valuation on the house ready for marketing it next month.



Sue xx





25 comments:

  1. When you are making fruit jellies (as opposed to jam), if you squeeze the pulp instead of leaving it to slowly drip through a straining bag the end result is usually cloudy, not clear.

    Is a similar process at work when you squeezed the oats?

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    1. I think you have hit the nail on the head … something I should have thought of as I make a lot of jellies this way. It was just usually making almond milk which does require squeezing that was in my head and so I did it out of habit. Never again!!

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  2. It could be what Jayne says - try it the DE way and see if there's any difference. The experts don't always get it 100% correct.
    xx

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    1. There seem to be so many different ways to do it, I think no squeezing and more rinsing will be my first experiment … once I get the gloopy slime visions out of my head!!

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  3. I too failed miserably when I made mine, I followed the method by "The wholefood plant based cooking show " on you tube , she said it was delicious, I shall watch this space for any tips. We buy Oatly Barista for my husband's latte but it's so expensive, I wish he would drink his coffee black like me.!

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    1. Yes black coffee is the best drink ever. I only use various milks on my cereals and in cooking and baking.

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  4. I think soaking oats might unleash the gloopy monster? Because I haven't seen oat milk instructions with soaking (but I don't read Ella's). Soaking with rice and nuts yes, but not with oats.
    oats make slime easily (think about overcooked porridge...).

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    1. After lots of research … prompted by this post and the comments you lovely lot have left … it seems more likely to have been the squeezing. My first experiment will be 'no squeezing' and extra rinsing after soaking.

      Yep, over-cooked porridge is not good is it, something I am frequently guilty of.

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  5. I've given up making oat milk it's alway gloopy and very thick when you heat it is worse

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    1. I think I'll try a few more methods of making it before I give up. It would work out SO much cheaper than buying a carton of Almond Milk every two weeks, and of course no extra packaging or carrying as I always have oats in.

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    1. That's really interesting - thank you. So it could have been a mixture of the soaking and the squeezing that unleashed my gloop monster!!

      This is a safe link to click on folks :-)

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  7. On your side bar you have fairyland cottage you could try her method

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    1. I should have checked out Niamh's channel … duh!! Yes, she has a YouTube clip that shows a slightly different way of doing it. I will have to experiment, thanks for prompting me to look :-)

      tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvs8Eq6xl-w

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  8. Think as a farmer's wife I will stick to my semi skimmed.

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    1. Sorry but as someone who is completely dairy intolerant I can't do that, even if I wanted to.

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  9. This link https://minimalistbaker.com/make-oat-milk/ says that overblending produces slimy oat milk

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  10. I tried to make it once. Can't remember what I did but it tasted horrible. I have settled for Aldi Almond Milk.

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    1. Yes, the Aldi Almond milk is nice, as is homemade almond milk. I was just experimenting with homemade oat milk for a change and in an effort to be more environmentally friendly.

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  11. I’m with The Weaver of Grass. I tried a taste of almond milk once to see what all the fuss was about. Revolting so never again. I feel sorry for people who are milk intolerant. Such a beautiful product that is so good for you.

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    1. Sweetened Almond Milk is awful but the unsweetened one is lovely, especially on cereal and in pasta sauces.

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    1. Haha … I can't pour porridge on my Weetabix!!

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  13. I tried to make it once. I can't remember what I did but it tasted pathetic, I just gave up on oat milk !!! For me making almond milk is much easier than oat milk and I find it more calcium packed, dairy-free and high in vitamins. I used almond milk more for bread puddings!!!Do check out http://www.bloghasting.com for latest updates

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