Oat milk has become so popular in recent years.
Mistakenly even with its popularity, there’s a lot of people that still have not tried it. If you’ve landed on this page, chances are you haven’t tried it yet too!
People that don’t know what oat milk tastes like, they’re confused. But interested nonetheless.
You might be asking yourself…
What is oat milk actually? How is oat milk even made? Does oat milk have real oats in it? Is oat milk sweet or bland? What is the texture of oat milk? Is oat milk like regular cow’s milk? Is it better than cow’s milk? Is oat milk healthy for you?
The questions go on and on!
We hope to answer some of these questions for you. More importantly, we’re here to answer one at least. What does oat milk taste like?
What is Oat Milk and Why You Should Care About it
Before we start talking about the taste of oat milk. Let’s first dive into what oat milk actually is.
Like we mentioned earlier, oat milk has increased in popularity for coffee and tea very quickly. It can even be a standalone drink for some!
This worldwide growth of oat milk cannot be stopped.
Oat milk is made with 2 primary ingredients, water and whole oats. Without getting into much detail, whole oats simply soak in water for several hours at a time. During this time the whole oats absorb the surrounding water.
Once the water has been absorbed a fair amount, the whole oats are then squeezed and strained. This is what we know as oat milk in its purest form. Different brands or companies will then add their own ingredients to make an even more unique oat milk.
It’s that simple! Since whole oats are naturally nutritious, you can imagine oat milk sharing the same nutritional benefits too.
What Does Oat Milk Taste Like?
Now that we have some understanding of what oat milk actually is and how it is processed, let’s find out what the flavor of oat milk is.
Unforgettable Flavor Profile of Oat Milk
For those that haven’t tried oat milk yet, you’re definitely missing out. Coffee connoisseurs (and Talk Boba) love oat milk!
Some of the highest level or elite coffee connoisseurs say that oat milk is one of the best creamers for coffee. And we dare to say it is the same for milk tea or bubble tea too!
The flavor is surprisingly like cow’s milk but sweeter. It’s not quite like a bowl cereal milk in the morning, but it sure makes you smile the same way when you drink it.
And that’s why so many people enjoy it! With its oat like after taste and sweetness, oat milk compliments a lot of beverages (hot or cold).
The Delicious Creamy Texture of Oat Milk
After many cups of oat milk, we’re still not tired of it. Oat milk’s texture can be described as smoother and sometimes richer than cow’s milk.
Delicately mouth coating, if you will.
Keep in mind, it might not have the same fat content that makes regular milk creamy. But the maker of your favorite oat milk can manage the density of its oat milk. And this allows them to control how creamy they think their oat milk should be.
We know what you’re thinking. Can oat milk really replace the texture of regular cow’s milk? If you’re thinking that you won’t get any creaminess out of oat milk, try again.
It’s not like your popular nut milk, almond milk. Oat milk is interesting in the fact that it can produce a very creamy texture with very little. You just have to try it out to see for yourself!
3 Popular Oat Milk Brands You Must Try if You Haven’t Already
Califia Farms Oat Milk
Califia Farms has made some of the best oat milk in the world. And their reviews show it.
They have the motto or mission that the world needs a healthier and more plant-based system. And they strive to reach this with all of their products. Their best product to date (in our opinion) for oat milk has to be their barista blend oat milk.
Ugh, it’s so good!
Even the most elite coffee drinkers around the world stand by their oat milk. It’s innovative, delicious, and addicting. Have a try here if you’re interested, don’t be shy!
Oatly— the Original Oat Drink Company
Arguably the one that started it all.
This brand Oatly, has been pushing oat milk since the 1990s! Can you believe that? Its brand is known around 20+ countries nowadays and definitely a must-try when diving into the oat milk world.
Oatly is so well known in the dairy and milk industry that when people say oat milk, they automatically think of Oatly’s packaging. Talk about an incredible brand appeal!
Did you know, they even make frozen desserts? Here are some of their top flavors: original oat, coffee, and vanilla.
We might just have to get some for ourselves!
Elmhurst Milked Oats
Their tried-and-true oat milk product, Milked Oats is made with only 5 ingredients. And it’s a very close contender to the oat milk we’ve shown above.
Elmhurst boasts that it’s “delicious in coffee, tasty in cereal and perfect for smoothies.”
We couldn’t agree anymore. With the natural taste and texture of their Milked Oats, you can add it or pair it with any coffee or tea. It’s soothing, delicious, and quite refreshing when cold!
Give it a try here if you’re interested, yay Milked Oats!
What’re You Waiting for, Try Oat Milk Already!
So… are you convinced yet? Our team sure is! We want oat milk in the next 10 minutes, right away! (We’re probably going to get some before the day ends).
In all seriousness, we highly encourage you to try oat milk. Especially in boba! It’s flavor profile and texture pairs so well with tapioca pearls and milk tea, oh so good!
If you’re interested in learning about other popular milk that bubble tea or boba cafes use, be sure to read 8 Popular Kinds of Milk in Bubble Tea. And yes you’ll definitely find oat milk in there.
Thanks for reading with us at Talk Boba, be sure to share this with a friend if they haven’t tried oat milk yet, they won’t regret it! If you’re interested in what other articles we have, you might like these ones below.