Five different bottles of oat milk all in a row

Best oat milk taste test

Our mission: to find the best oat milk available in the UK. Here are the results of our expert taste test

Looking for the best oat milk to buy? Read on to find the results of our oat milk taste test.

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How the best oat milk taste test worked

Six members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the most flavoursome shop-bought oat milk. We tasted all of the biggest brands widely available in the UK. The group chose an overall winner and a runner-up.


The results of the best oat milk taste test

Winner:

Provamel organic oat drink

About the oat milk: This oat drink contains 12% oats, water, sunflower oil, dietary fibre and sea salt. It has no added sugar and is suitable for vegans.

Comments: With a rich oat flavour and natural sweetness, this creamy oat drink would be great on its own or poured over cereal.

Price: £1.89/1L, ocado.com

A white bottle of Provamel oat drink

Runner-up:

Alpro longlife oat milk alternative

About the oat milk: Made with 10% oats, water, sunflower oil and vitamins, this oat drink has no added sugar and is suitable for vegans.

Comments: This is the best dairy-free milk alternative if you want the thick texture of milk. It had a nice mouthfeel and works as well as dairy milk over cereal.

Price: £1.40/1L, ocado.com

A white carton with alpro oat original written on the front

Other oat milks we tried

Oatly oat drink

About the oat milk: Made with these 10% Swedish oats, water, rapeseed oil and vitamins, this oat drink is free from lactose and soya.

Comments: The yellow colour of this oat milk was off-putting, it was a bit blander than others we tried with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

Price: £1.50/1L, ocado.com

Oatly Oat Drink

Rude Health longlife unsweetened oat drink

About the oat milk: This oat drink is made from 11% organic pure oats, spring water and sea salt. It’s gluten and lactose-free and suitable for vegans.

Comments: This drink had a biscuity aroma with notes of oat, however it was too thin for our liking.

Price: £2/1L, ocado.com

A green carton with a drawing of a woman drinking a glass of oat milk

Innocent oat dairy alternative milk

About the oat milk: A blend of 15% oats, spring water and sea salt, this oat milk is free from diary and suitable for vegans.

Comments: This milk alternative was a little too sweet for some of the tasters, and had a slightly bitter aftertaste. We found the consistency to be a little too thin.

Price: £2/750ml, ocado.com

A clear bottle filled with beige oat milk with the Innocent angel logo on the front

Plenish organic oat dairy free milk

About the oat milk: A blend of water, 11% organic oats and sea salt, this unsweetened oat milk is suitable for vegans.

Comments: This dairy-free milk had a rich oat flavour and pleasant appearance, however it was too watery for us.

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Price: £2/1L, waitrose.com