Dairy-free milks are very delicious and a perfect option for vegans or for lactose intolerants. However, they can be quite expensive to buy or even to make because they're typically made with nuts, which are not cheap. After trying various types of dairy-free milk, I found that oat milk is the cheapest to make, so I'm sharing with you an easy, one-ingredient, creamy and cheap oat milk recipe.

This whole recipe costs about 0.21 cents, depending on the brand and where you buy your oats. That's less than a dollar! And this oat milk is perfect for smoothies, cereal and everything you can think of – my favorite way to use it is in coffee. As a vegan, I've had a struggle finding the perfect type of non-dairy milk for my lattes because not all of them make foam but this oat milk totally does, and the flavor is not overpowering so it blends well with coffee. Also, feel free to add any type of sugar or sugar alternative and flavorings like vanilla extract or cocoa powder to take this milk to another level.

$1 Easy Oat Milk

  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:35 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 1 cup oats
  • 2.5 cups water
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  • Step 1

    Soak the oats in water for at least 30 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Drain the excess water.

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  • Step 3

    Add the drained oats and the 2.5 cups of water (or less if you want thicker milk) to a blender.

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  • Step 4

    Blend for one minute (don't over-blend because the milk can get slimy).

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  • Step 5

    Pour the milk through a thin towel or cheesecloth.

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  • Step 6

    Squeeze the towel until there's no liquid left inside.

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  • Step 7

    Store in a glass container for up to five days and serve chilled.

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  • Step 8

    Or make a dairy-free latte!

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I hope you give this oat milk recipe a try, I swear it will change your life and make you save a lot of money. It takes less than five minutes to make and it tastes delicious and, since it only has one ingredient, it's very healthy and wholesome, unlike some dairy-free milks that you buy at the store because they typically contain lots added sugar and additives.