Oat beverages

Consumer love for oat beverages is snowballing, propelling oats past other plant-based raw materials to become the most important ingredient in many large markets, and the fastest growing plant-based drink. Seize new opportunities in oats thanks to our complete solutions, designed with the knowledge and expertise gained from being a pioneer in oat beverage processing and packaging.

The surprising versatility of oats

Oat versatility lets you target specific consumers with tailored product profiles – and produce any product you could formulate with ordinary dairy milk:

Clean-label – just water, oats, oil, salt

Flavoured – chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, etc

Functional – with nutrients such as calcium and vitamins or stabilisers for specific properties

Blended – with milk or fruit juice

Beyond beverage – 10-15% oat extract for yoghurt, cooking cream, cheese, ice cream and more

Processing lines for oat beverages

Best-practice line for oat beverages – based on oat flakes or grains

This line includes grinding and a highly controlled enzyme treatment and deactivation process to achieve the desired product flavour. Fibre separation, powerful high shear mixing and homogenisation optimise beverage properties. Heat treatment ensures food safety.
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Best-practice line for oat beverages – based on oat flour

This line begins with powerful high shear mixing. Next comes a highly controlled enzyme treatment and deactivation process to achieve the desired product flavour. Fibre separation, powerful high shear mixing and homogenisation optimise beverage properties. Heat treatment ensures food safety.
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Best-practice line for oat beverages – based on oat compound

This line begins with powerful high shear mixing to give you full formulation control, allowing you to fine tune products to match consumers’ texture and taste preferences. Choose between two different heat treatment methods to ensure food safety.
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Processing equipment for oat beverages

Tetra Pak Pasteurizer BF

Tetra Pak® Pasteurizer BF for beverages

A pasteurization processing unit for highly efficient, continuous temperature treatment of all kinds of beverages: juices, mixed drinks, smoothies and more.

Tetra Pak High Shear Mixers

Tetra Pak® High Shear Mixer, complete mixing solution

Our high shear mixer is a complete mixing solution solving any problem of lumping or fat separation to produce a homogeneous product.

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Tetra Pak® In-line Blender D

Tetra Pak In-line Blender D helps dairy manufacturers improve consistency, ensure product quality and cut costs.

Tetra Therm Aseptic VTIS

Tetra Therm® Aseptic VTIS direct UHT processing

Tetra Therm Aseptic VTIS, a state-of-the-art direct UHT processing of premium quality, aseptic products from white milk to viscous ice cream.

Tetra Pak Indirect UHT unit DE

Tetra Pak® Indirect UHT unit DE

Tetra Pak Indirect UHT unit is a processing unit for highly efficient, continuous ultra-high temperature treatment of dairy and other liquid food products

Tetra Pak Homogenizer

Homogenization

Perfecting homogenization takes the right technology, optimally configured and operated. Discover our reliable, cost-effective and sustainable solutions.

​​​​​Tetra Pak Aseptic Tank

Tetra Pak® Aseptic Tank for intermediate storage

Tetra Pak® Aseptic Tank is a fully automated unit used for the buffering (intermediate storage) of liquid food products under aseptic conditions.

Tetra Pak CIP unit P

Tetra Pak® CIP unit P cleaning-in-place system

Our CIP unit P is an advance automatic cleaning-in-place system for cleaning process equipment such as filling machines, pasteurizers, tanks and more.

Packages for oat beverages

tetra brik aseptic package

Tetra Brik® Aseptic

The all-time carton packaging best-seller for long-life liquid foods. Tetra Brik® Aseptic is suitable for a wide range of milk and juice-based products.

Tetra Prisma Aseptic package

Tetra Prisma® Aseptic

Tetra Prisma® Aseptic carton package is an octagonal shaped package. The prismatic shape fits in hands of all sizes, perfect for on-the-go consumption.

Tetra Gemina Aseptic package

Tetra Gemina® Aseptic

The Tetra Gemina® Aseptic carton package is shaped to perform. Its unique top gives it elegant appearance and the package is a dream to pour from.

Oat based beverage insights

Mouthfeel infographic

Mouthfeel and oat beverages​

The term “mouthfeel” is used to describe sensations we experience when eating or drinking. It is more important to us humans than you might think. Case in point: The English language has more than 80 words that apply to mouthfeel, while the Japanese have an astonishing 400+ words. This goes to show just how essential it is to our perception and enjoyment of food and beverages.

Oats on field

Quick guide to oat beverage production

Oats are taking over fast. So what do you need to do right now to capitalise on the oat beverage boom? How should you design your process to achieve the right product quality, secure food safety and be as cost and resource-efficient as possible? What’s your quickest, smartest path to launch — a new complete line or conversion of an existing line? And which base material should you choose to optimise your operational and investment costs and time to market?

Oat beverage in glass

White paper: Oat-based beverages – processing challenges & techniques​​

Oats have joined a small club of plant-based materials that have emerged as nutritious alternative beverages: coconuts, soybeans, almonds, buckwheat, hemp and peas. Download our white paper and learn how you can best develop your processing lines for successful products.

Other plant-based products

Soya milk splash

Soy​a products

Whole bean soya has huge potential for food producers. Maximise it with our expertise on production challenges, line upgrades, commercialisation and more.

Hand holding grains

Brewers’ spent grain

By upcycling BSG into a liquid ingredient, the next generation of plant-based drinks is taking shape.

Woman eating yoghurt

Plant-based yoghurt

Our best-practice lines lines for fermented plant-based yoghurt-style products give you optimal process control and cost-efficient, consistent production.

Vanilla, pear and chocolate ice cream in a bowl

Plant-based frozen dessert / ice cream

We offer you state-of-the-art equipment for processing and packaging delicious plant-based frozen desserts – from small batches to continuous production.

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