Last but not least, oat milk, our absolute favourite!
Oat milk is made by soaking the oats in water for several hours, then blend and filter the mix.
The finished result is naturally sweet, smooth, thick, rich and creamy. Oat milk has a number of healthy components, including the fact that it has no saturated fat and is high in protein and fibre. Oats also include beta-glucans, which are beneficial to heart health by decreasing cholesterol and lowering blood pressure. One serving will also provide you with 10% of your necessary daily iron intake.
It cooks evenly and does not curdle, making it an excellent choice for cooking and hot drinks.
As was to be expected, oat milk has a distinct wheaty and nutty flavour to it. Its malty undertones will ravish coffee lovers. Oat milk is most definitely dairy milk’s most formidable competitor.
It does stretch well and produces a wonderful froth, but it does have the potential to split, as do many other plant-based milks.