What Does Oat Milk Taste Like? (Is it Good?)

We are assuming you are curious about oat milk and not only what it tastes like but how it’s made, and what it consists of.  There are a lot of alternative milk products that you can choose from and if you are into having a completely dairy-free option your choices are long.  Oat milk may be one of these products you are interested in trying.  If you haven’t tried oat milk yet you probably are curious as to what does oat milk taste like?  How is it made, and stored?  keep reading to learn more.

So, what does oat milk taste like?   Oat milk taste like cow’s milk with an aftertaste of oat with a naturally sweeter taste.  Oat milk is also thicker than a lot of different non-dairy kinds of milk.   Oat milk has an after taste of oats because it made from steel-cut oats or other whole oats that are blended with water and then strained to create the creamy smooth liquid.

In This Oat Milk Taste Guide

How is oat milk made?

Oat milk can be purchased or made at home.  In-fact more people are starting to make oat-milk at home.  When making oat milk it typically starts with ice-cold water.  This is done so there is not a chance of heating up the oats and running the texture. 

The dry rolled oats are combined with the water.  Steel-cut oats or any type of rolled oats should work fine.  A pinch of salt is usually added in and this mixture is then blended for no more than 20 seconds.

After the process of mixing them is done they are strained to get any pulp away from the creamy, smooth liquid. 

What does oat milk taste like in coffee?

Oat milk makes an excellent choice in coffees.  When oat milk gets heated it becomes creamy and thickens up which makes this perfect for coffees and lattes. 

It has a taste that is similar to other dairy lattes because of this.  Because oat milk has a natural sweetness to it pairs well with coffee.  

We would recommend you try oat milk at least once to see if you like it. While some love the texture and creamy mouthfeel it adds to coffee others may not.

What tastes better oat or almond milk?

These two types of plant-based milk options are different and have different tastes and consistency compared to each other.

Almond milk has a little nuttiness and sweetness when drank.   It has a 2-percent milk quality because almond milk is made from almonds and water so it is a little more water-downed in our opinion. 

Oat milk has a higher calorie and carb content and provides a consistency that is more in line with cow’s milk.  It has a creamy consistency that makes it excellent for coffee.

Again as far as what tastes better this will be on preference.  If you pool 10 people not everyone is going to choose the same product.  Some will prefer almond milk over oat milk and vice versa. 

What is the nutritional value of oat milk?

what does oat milk taste like

Oat milk has excellent minerals and vitamins and because it’s made from oats it has fiber as well.  below is a break down of one cup of unsweetened oat milk compared to one cup of almond milk in terms of nutrients.

Oat MilkAlmond Milk
Calories: 120Calories: 39
Protein: 3 gProtein:1 g
Fat: 5 gFat: 3 g
Carbs: 16 gCarbs: 3.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 gFiber: 0.5 g
Vitamin B12: 50 percent of the daily valueN/A
Riboflavin: 46 percentN/A
Calcium: 27 percent Calcium: 24 percent of the daily value
Phosphorus: 22 percent N/A
Vitamin D: 18 percentVitamin D: 18 percent
Vitamin A: 18 percentN/A
Potassium: 6 percent Potassium: 4 percent
Iron: 2 percentN/A

How long will oat milk last out of the fridge and in the fridge?

Oat milk does not have a long shelf life but the times will be different depending on if you have your refrigerated or not.

Refrigerated oat milk will typically last about 7 to 10 days once opened and put into the fridge.  If you go past this time frame we recommend that you smell the milk to see if it’s gone bad.   If you smell a strong sour smell it’s bad.  Smell your oat milk when it is fresh so you know what to look for.  Smells that have an acidic or sour smell you should not drink. 

Un-opened oat milk does not need to be stored in the Refridgerator.  It should be stored in a cool and dry place until it’s opened.  

It is wise to check the expiration dates on the labels of the oat milk to see if the manufacturers suggest how to store the oat milk.

You should always refrigerate oat milk after you open it.

Our final thoughts on what does oat milk taste like

Oat Milk is an excellent choice for plant-based milk and is one of the more similar types of milk that resembles cow milk.  It’s creamy and somewhat sweet and has excellent properties when heated for coffee and lattes.  

For those of you who haven’t tried oat milk, we suggest giving it a taste as we believe you will like it.  The smooth creamy texture is really good. 

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