How do you know if oat milk has gone bad?
- Check how long it’s opened. If it’s more than two weeks, discard it no matter what.
- Open the bottle or carton and give it a sniff. If it smells moldy, off, or sour, discard it.
- Give it a shake and pour some in a glass.
- Check the consistency and color.
- Give the liquid a taste.
Can I use oat milk after 7 days? Shelf-stable oat milk keeps for at least a few months past its date, while chilled cartons last for only a couple of days past their date. Finish oat milk leftovers within 4 to 7 days. Throw out oat milk that’s lumpy or slimy, discolored, smells bad, or sits for too long in storage.
How long does refrigerated oat milk last? Oat milk has a shorter window of time that it’s fresh—it usually lasts about 7-10 days in the fridge once it’s been opened. After that point, inspect, smell, or taste the milk to see if it’s spoiled. If not, drink up, but if so, toss it out!
What do rancid oats smell like? Off-putting smell: When stored for an extended amount of time, the fats can turn rancid. This will result in an off-putting smell that no longer resembles a sweet nutty aroma, but it make smell bitter or sour.