Creamy, chocolatey and slightly sweet homemade Chocolate Oat Milk is fantastic and healthy drink.
So much better than store-bought version, this oat milk is easy to prepare and you most likely have all required ingredients.
Use it in overnight oats, add it to cakes or drink it chilled for a perfect refreshment.
Why should we make Chocolate Oat Milk?
- delicious and healthy drink!
- only healthy ingredients: cocoa, dates, oats
- easy and quick
- 100% plant based
- perfect post workout drink
- great base for smoothies or oatmeal
Is homemade Chocolate Oat Milk healthy?
This chocolate oat milk is a healthy choice. Unlike some store bought oat drinks (especially the cheaper ones) this oat milk consists of only natural and healthy ingredients. No unnecessary additives like oil, preservatives or thickening agents.
Sweetened with dates, with no added sugar – it’s both indulgent and healthy!
Key ingredients in Chocolate Oat Milk?
Steel-cut oats or rolled oats are your best option for Chocolate Oat Milk. Quick oats are already very fine and may result in the milk that is slightly ‘slimy’.
I only use good quality raw cocoa powder without sugar or any other additions. Cocoa powder is actually very healthy. Eaten in moderation it helps reducing inflammation and it’s good for your heart. Aren’t we happy to hear that?
Chocolate milk needs to be a little sweet to taste great, and what’s better way to add natural sweetness than to use dates? Dates are full of antioxidants and they are good source of fiber. There are many benefits of consuming dates on a regular basis.
Use filtered water at room temperature.
VANILLA EXTRACT – If you like your milk with a delicate hint of vanilla, add some natural extract before blending.
MAPLE SYRUP – If you’re in for a real treat or you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, add some maple syrup for extra sweet chocolate milk.
Chocolate Oat MilkCourse: Breakfast, DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Creamy, chocolatey and slightly sweet homemade Chocolate Oat Milk is fantastic and healthy drink. So much better than store-bought version, this oat milk is easy to prepare and you most likely have all required ingredients.
1 cup steel-cut or rolled oats
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2-3 dates (pitted)
3 1/2 cup filtered water
- Soak dates in 1/2 cup water for 10-30 minutes. Blend it.
- Add all ingredients: oats, cocoa powder, remaining water to blender container.
- Blend for 40-45 seconds. Use cheesecloth or nut-milk bag to strain the oats.
- Serve chilled!
- Do not overblend the oats as it may result in the milk being slimy.
- You can use oats remained after straining in overnight oatmeal, smoothie or cookies.
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How To Make Chocolate Oat Milk?
Remove pits from the dates. You can chop them roughly if you want. Soak dates in half cup water. Blend dates with only water for around 30 seconds.
Measure oats, cocoa powder and water – add everything to the blender container.
Blend All Ingredients
You can use smoothie blender or tall jar and immersion blender. Blend everything for no longer than 45 seconds.
At this point you can taste the mixture and decide if it’s sweet and chocolatey enough for your liking.
Pour cocoa oat mixture into cheesecloth or nut milk bag. Remember to do it over a bowl or jar, not to loose the milk. There might be some foam, it’s ok. Squeeze the bag as long as the liquid goes through.
Questions and Answers
Can I store Chocolate Oat Milk?
You can safely store this milk for 3 days in the fridge. You may need to mix it before drinking, as there might be some silt after a while.
Can I Prepare Other Flavors of Oat Milk?
Sure you can!
If you omit cocoa and add:
- 1 tsp vanilla extract you will get fragrant VANILLA OAT MILK.
- 1/2 tea spoon cinnamon
Can I Use Other Sweetener?
If you don’t have or don’t like dates you can use another plant based sweetener in this Chocolate Oat Milk. Here are some ideas:
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp agave syrup
- 1-2 soaked died prunes