Maybe you’re one of the millions of people who, for years or decades or longer, have used the milk from a cow for their coffee, cooking, baking, and milkshake needs, and now you’re wondering if a plant-based oat drink really can replace old-timey milk in every way imaginable. The answer is totally a yes. As a rule, you can use the same amount you’ve always used, or whenever a recipe says “milk” you just read “oat drink” instead. And this one can be stored for a really long time at room temperature before opening — like really long. The evolutionary progress involved is probably comparable to when they went from square to round wheels on wheel carts, and that’s not us slandering dairy or saying that it never served a purpose. It’s just us saying, “Thanks milk, we’ll take it from here.”.