Making your own oat milk at home is easier said in theory than done in practice, because when oats are mixed in water, the result is a slimy mass instead of a creamy oat drink. To make a delicious oat drink at home, we have developed an oat milk powder that produces a creamy oat milk thanks to an innovative production process. This is despite the fact that the powder does not contain any additives and therefore consists only of oats. How this works and why oat milk powder is not just ground oats, we explain in this article in 5 steps.
Step 1: Grinding the oat grains
First, the oat grains are ground into a fine oat flour to create the base for our oat milk powder. This can then be easily processed further.
Step 2: Enzymatic treatment of the oats with water.
In this step, some water is added to the oat flour. This is followed by enzymes that are added to the oat mixture to break down the water-insoluble starch of the oats into sugar. This gives the base its slightly sweet taste. The whole thing happens on a finely tuned temperature curve. We affectionately call the resulting mass the Oat Slurry.
Step 3: Mixing the oat slurry in mixing tanks.
The oat slurry is mixed in mixing tanks so that no deposits form and a homogeneous mass is created.
Step 4: Separation of fibrous particles
Afterwards, the remaining coarser components and oat fibre are separated from the oat slurry to prepare the mass for drying.
Step 5: Drying to a fine powder
In the last step, the oat mass is dried and the fine oat milk powder is created. The specific drying also means that the powder dissolves well in water afterwards.