Introduction: Oatmeal Milkshake

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Somewhat similar to horchata or a liquified oatmeal cookie, Oatmeal (Avena) Milkshakes are slightly sweet, rich, thick, and spiced with cinnamon. Not only are they seriously delicious, they also make a perfect breakfast on the go or an awesome addition to any meal.

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

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  • 1 cup milk (can be substituted with soy milk or water if desired)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (you can use the kind in pre-measured packets if you'd like)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (can be substituted with honey, sugar, or other sweetener if desired)
  • cinnamon (to taste - I use about a teaspoon)

  • Blender

Step 2: Blend It Up

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  1. Add ice, milk, and oats to the blender and mix on high until ice is crushed
  2. Add condensed milk and cinnamon and blend (Note: If using alternate sweeteners instead of condensed milk, taste before adding to avoid making the shake too sweet)
  3. Pour into a glass, sprinkle with cinnamon, and add a straw (bonus points for a bendy straw)
  4. Enjoy!


iwantmyali (author)2016-08-13

Hello I just use 3 big spoons of oat and 1 and a half cup of milk then shake it,

so will this help for my work outs?

XTyee made it! (author)2015-01-07

Hello I'm 15 years old and was just diagnosed with high cholesterol , so I did a bit of research on oats and found this so I tried it and it is super delicious ! I know this was uploaded years ago but I did everything (using almond milk and instead if cinnamon pumpkin spice with organic condensed milk) and it came out amazing and now I can have something healthy in the morning without having to axe out flavor all together ! Thank you. (P.s I made this account just to comment how great this was hehe)

XTyee (author)XTyee2015-01-07

btw excuse the margarita shaker ? it was my mothers and I just borrowed it

shesparticular (author)XTyee2015-01-07

Thank you so much - I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it!

embochner (author)2011-11-28

i ground up my old fashioned oats in a coffee grinder, i also added banana to it and it was delicious thanks

shesparticular (author)embochner2011-11-28

So glad you enjoyed it!

embochner (author)2011-11-26

i only have the old fashioned oats not the quick cook ones- would this work?

shesparticular (author)embochner2011-11-26

Yep, they should still work. You may just need to run the blender a little longer and the finished texture may be slightly different - I'm sure it'll still taste great though.

embochner (author)shesparticular2011-11-26

k thanks

macwizard3 (author)2011-05-30

I saw this instructable, and HAD to try it... I love oatmeal, and this is so simple!!

I do have a question, and maybe it's my blender?? How do you get the oatmeal to grind up fine enough (I did let the blender run!), and not settle to the bottom of the glass?

Otherwise this is delicious I skipped the ice and condensed milk (didn't have either one), just used a packet of sweetener.

I've found that as it sits it does settle, so I usually just stir it back up with the straw. Using the pre-measured packets of oatmeal do help a little since they tend to be more finely ground to start.

Glad you enjoyed it and please remember to vote!

How about if you ran the dry oats in the blender first to grind them finer and then add and blent the rest of the ingredients?

Worth giving it a shot! Thanks!

bajablue (author)macwizard32011-05-30

Blend the dry oats and freeze 1/2 of the milk in ice cube trays.

I don't even like oatmeal, but this sound delicious!

Good job!

shesparticular (author)bajablue2011-05-30

Awesome idea, thanks!

bajablue (author)shesparticular2011-06-03

You're welcome... Best of luck to you!!!!

shesparticular (author)bajablue2011-06-03

Thanks, you too!

keamccullough (author)2011-05-18

Ooh, love oatmeal cookies so I may have to try this one out. Love the glass too, where did you get that?

Hope you enjoy it! I found the glass at Dominick's (owned by Safeway) about a week ago. If you have them in your area they might have the same or similar. Sadly it's just plastic though, I wish it was actually glass.

The Locksmith (author)2011-05-18

I am drinking this as I type. I absolutely love it! I had to make a 1/2 recipe, though, because I only have a Magic Bullet blender. I ground my own cinnamon in a mortar & pestle, and used natural sugar instead of condensed milk.

I rate this a 9 out of 10 for tasty breakfast foods. <3

Also, I must say, the final product is amazingly pretty!

Great pictures, thanks for posting them. And so glad you enjoyed it!

The Locksmith (author)2011-05-17

I think I just found my new favorite breakfast food.....

Please let me know what you think if you try it out (maybe even with a cookie spoon?)!

Will do! I am out of milk right now, but I will get some tomorrow and tell you what I think. And photos. Must not forget the photos :)

By the way, where did you get the Pi ice tray?

I got mine from ThinkGeek, but it's also available from a number of other sources. It's a silicone ice tray made by Worldwide Fred - they make some seriously awesome stuff.

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