Dairy Replacers

Coconut Oats Milk

  • Namrata Edward
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Need some milk for your cereal, why not try this one?


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1/2 Cup Grated Fresh Mature Coconut (Tightly packed)

1/2 Cup Rolled Oats

4 Cups Water

The best thing about plant-based milk is that you can mix and match ingredients to make a variety of combination milk. If you love the creaminess of cashew milk but are concerned about the cost, you can make more affordable variations with cashew-rice or cashew-oats combos. Similarly, several other combinations are also possible, like this coconut-oats milk.


Coconut milk in itself is rich and tasty, but I find the coconutty flavour overpowering. Combining it with oats does the trick--the resultant milk is creamy and neutral tasting with just a hint of coconut flavour. 



1. Soak the rolled oats in 1 cup of water overnight in the fridge.

2. Heat 1 cup of water but do not boil. Pour over the grated coconut and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

3. Grind the soaked coconut into a fine paste. Add the soaked oats and blend till thick and creamy.

4. Add two cups to water to the coconut-oats paste and blend.

5. Filter out the milk using a fine mesh sieve. You can add the residual pulp to smoothies or cookie dough.


This plant-based milk can be used as a perfect substitute for dairy milk in several sweet and savoury dishes.


Namrata Edward Kshitij

I am a minimalist vegan on a budget and I share simple and practical tips on how to live a happy and fulfilling life as a vegan in India--without drilling a hole in your wallet. I had my reservations earlier, but going vegan was the best decision I made.

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