How to Make Homemade Chocolate Oat Milk that Your Kids Will Enjoy

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This homemade chocolate oat milk recipe is SO easy and has only five ingredients! Making your own oat milk ensures a lack of preservatives and unwanted sugars. You will LOVE this fantastic recipe. 

You can customize this homemade oat milk recipe however you want by using a different flavoring and/or using a different sweetener. Either way, you are going to want to try this homemade oat milk recipe.

What type of oats should I use?

For this recipe, you are going to want to use rolled oats, NEVER steel-cut oats. Rolled oats will help to ensure that the oat milk is delicious and creamy. When using steel-cut oats, the milk seems slimy and less creamy. This is a common mistake people make when making homemade oat milk so make sure you are getting rolled oats for this recipe. 

What sweetens this oat milk?

For this recipe, I use Swerve Sweetener Brown Sugar Replacement. This sugar replacement tastes just like brown sugar and tastes SO delicious in this homemade oat milk. Swerve doesn’t affect blood sugar so this recipe is also friendly for those who need to avoid sugar spikes. You won’t believe just how much this tastes like brown sugar!

homemade chocolate oat milk

How to strain oat milk:

The first step to straining oat milk is to make sure that it is thoroughly blended. Make sure you blend for at least 30 seconds! After you blend you will need a large bowl with a spout to place the nut milk bag inside. Once you pour the mixture into the bag, you can lightly squeeze it to get all of the liquid into the bowl. Once all of the liquid is out, you can throw the pulp that’s left away. Add your milk to a glass bottle and store it in the fridge!

Is there any alternative if I don’t have a nut milk bag?

While I would highly recommend adding a nut milk bag to your kitchen inventory, if you don’t have one, a cheesecloth will also work for this recipe. With a cheesecloth you will have to be more careful with ensuring the liquid doesn’t go all over the sides and instead, all gets strained. 

How can I add protein to this oat milk?

One way that I add protein to this oat milk is by adding a scoop of collagen peptides. This step is optional but it is a great way to add some more protein to your daily diet. As for what brand I use, I would highly recommend both Vital Protein and Ancient Nutrition collagen peptides. If you have a protein powder you prefer, you can add that instead. 

How long can I store chocolate oat milk?

I would recommend keeping this oat milk for about 3-4 days in the fridge. One tip that I have is to shake it up every single time before use. The chocolate oat milk will separate in the fridge and shaking it helps. In an airtight container in the fridge, this oat milk should be good for about four days. 

What can I make with homemade chocolate oat milk?

You can use this homemade chocolate oat milk in so many different ways. It is delicious with coffee or cold brew as it adds so much flavor and a bit of protein as well! Another thing to try this milk with is in your morning smoothie. Give it a try!

Let me know how you enjoy this fabulous dish in the comments below. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be blessed and stay savvy!!!

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Homemade Chocolate Oat Milk

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1️Use filtered/bottled water (I used about 1000 mL)
  • 2️1 cup rolled oats
  • 3️Cocoa Powder (I used about 2 tablespoons, but you can adjust the chocolate flavor however you like)
  • 4️2 tablespoons @swervesweetie Brown Sugar Replacement
  • 5️pinch of salt
  • 6️Collagen peptides (optional)- I like adding this to my oat milk to add protein!


    Simply blend it all together for 30 seconds and then strain it with a nut milk bag. Then, enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1059Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 1mgSodium 110mgCarbohydrates 205gFiber 22gSugar 61gProtein 31g


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