Oat milk is being used abundantly by coffee shops in New York for the past four years. It is now at the forefront of the trend and gaining more importance each passing day as people are discovering its pros. Even though it costs twice as much as regular milk, the oat milk is basking with more followers.
Oat milk is made by breaking down the oats, adding enzymes to it and liquefying them. Rapeseed oil is added to the mixture to give it flavor and consistency. They are fortified with vitamins A, D, B2, and B12, as well as various minerals like calcium. Calcium carbonate, calcium phosphates, iodised salt, and vitamins are added to the product. It contains more B vitamins than the nut milk thus it may help elevate mood, combat oxidative stress, and promote healthy hair, nails, and skin of the user.
The taste of oat milk works in its favor. Baristas swear by it and are promoting it as compared to the nut milk like the almond milk, oats milk is quite similar to dairy and it also gives froth in lattes. What also works in the favor of oat milk is that it is great for people with allergies or intolerances. Oat milk is naturally free of lactose, nuts, soy, and gluten if made from certified gluten-free oats and thus gaining popularity.
There are companies making special coffee shop versions of the milk that contain vegetable oil made of non-genetically modified crops. The oil gives the milk higher fat content and creates dairy-like froth.