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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. . .

Software:
  • 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)

Hardware:
  • Blender

Step 2: Blend It Up

  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!
 
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embochner2 years ago
i ground up my old fashioned oats in a coffee grinder, i also added banana to it and it was delicious thanks
shesparticular (author)  embochner2 years ago
So glad you enjoyed it!
embochner2 years ago
i only have the old fashioned oats not the quick cook ones- would this work?
shesparticular (author)  embochner2 years ago
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.
k thanks
macwizard33 years ago
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.
shesparticular (author)  macwizard33 years ago
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?
shesparticular (author)  BrianJewett3 years ago
Worth giving it a shot! Thanks!
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)  bajablue3 years ago
Awesome idea, thanks!
You're welcome... Best of luck to you!!!!
shesparticular (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thanks, you too!
Ooh, love oatmeal cookies so I may have to try this one out. Love the glass too, where did you get that?
shesparticular (author)  keamccullough3 years ago
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.
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
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Also, I must say, the final product is amazingly pretty!
shesparticular (author)  The Locksmith3 years ago
Great pictures, thanks for posting them. And so glad you enjoyed it!
I think I just found my new favorite breakfast food.....
shesparticular (author)  The Locksmith3 years ago
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?
shesparticular (author)  The Locksmith3 years ago
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.