The bitter Stout works perfectly with the sweet oats, and even has notes of a coffee with lots of milk.
By Regula Ysewijn
This drink is for all those who love Stout, if you don’t care for Stout I don’t recommend you try this drink as it is quite bitter. The bitter Stout works perfectly with the sweet oats, and even has notes of a coffee with lots of milk.
- Steel cut or Rolled oats, 1 cup (you can use the groats if you can find them)
- apple cider vinegar (or live yoghurt), 1 teaspoon
- water, 2 cups
- water, 2 cups
- 1 date, stoned (2 if you like it sweeter) and cut finely
- Stout or Guinness, 1 cup
- a fine sieve
- a blender or food processor
- Combine the oats, cider vinegar (or yoghurt) and water in a bowl, cover loosely and leave to soak for at least 8 hours.
- Drain your oats by straining them through a fine sieve, discard the soaking water
- Rinse the oats gently to remove the starch
- Put the oats and the date into the food processor (I used my Vitamix) and blend
- add one cup of stout to a small saucepan and bring to the boil, simmer for 5 minutes then let it cool. (the drink will taste less bitter with this method)
- Add two cups of water and one cup of stout and blend again until creamy
- At this point you can strain your oat milk through a fine sieve again to remove any of the oats, I choose not to, to keep the drink smooth and a little thicker. Discarding the oats is trowing away nutritious food.
- If you want to strain, you can keep the leftover oats to make cake or pancakes.
- Leave the drink to rest for 30 minutes - 1 hour before use