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Oat & Hemp milk December 15, 2010

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When I say “milk”, I, being vegan, mean plant milk of some kind. The most obvious choice is soya, which is fine, but my nearest supermarkets stocks only expensive organic, Alpro (which I’m not keen on) and one that is not vegan (which strikes me as odd). The local health food shop stocks a huge variety, but priced for people who clearly earn more than I do.

Therefore, I make my own. My most common plant milk is made thusly:

  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons porridge oats

Soak it all in water overnight in a sealable container. I use a 600g jar that used to contain gherkins. In the morning, top it up with water, then pour then put it all in a blender and whiz it furiously for about a minute. Carefully pour it into a strainer bag or muslin cloth and let it drain back into the jar. If you have space left in the jar, chuck the slop from the strainer bag back into the blender and add a little more water, then repeat as necessary.

It keeps for about 3 days, which is plenty of time for me to use it all up. Great for cooking and smoothies, even ice-coffee. Not so great for teas and coffees (oat milk thickens when hot), but I take mine black.

 

Dairy-ations on a theme

 

Try adding a table spoon of :

  • desiccated coconut
  • dates
  • sugar
  • cooked rice
  • (a few drops of) vanilla
  • almonds
  • other nuts
  • sesame seeds
  • other seeds