Learning how to make soy milk is fun and enriching and a lot easier than you might think. This preservative-free and additive-free homemade soy milk works great for drinking, culturing, or making tofu.
The leftover fiber is called okara, or u no hara, and can be dried or frozen for use in cooking, or as fertilizer. Homemade Soy milk has a slightly grassy flavor compared to soy milk bought commercially. Here's exactly how to make soy milk at home!
INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AT CULTURES FOR HEALTH
Organic Cotton Nut Milk Bag
Organic Cotton Nut Milk Bag
This 11" x 14" organic cotton bag is perfect for making nut milk and soy milk, but we also love it for straining whey from homemade yogurt, cheese, kefir, and more.
32-Oz Mason Jar (Single)
Butter Muslin is a tightly woven cloth, similar to cheesecloth, used for draining, pressing, and straining soft cheeses, yogurt or milk kefir. Butter muslin cloth also works as a breathable jar cover for all sorts of fermenting applications.
Soy Milk Recipe
Soy milk is an excellent alternative to animal milk. It's not just delicious, but can be easily and affordably made at home. With just two main ingredients – soybeans and water, you have everything you need to make a delicious, dairy-free beverage. Of course, we love getting creative with our homemade soy milk, using it to createdairy-free yogurt ortofu, but it's equally fantastic just to sip on its own.
ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES FOR YOUR HOMEMADE SOY MILK RECIPE:
To create your soy milk at home, you'll need:
- A container for soaking beans - A32 oz. Mason Jar is perfect, but any container that holds 4 or more cups will work.
- A Blender - Well-soaked beans can be blended smoothly in most blenders.
- A Strainer - Cheesecloth, like our fine-meshedButter Muslin Cheesecloth, works great. But for utmost convenience, we recommend theseOrganic Cotton Nut Milk Bags.
- A Heavy-bottom Pan - This ensures even heat distribution and prevents scorching.
INGREDIENTS TO CREATE YOUR SOY MILK AT HOME:
This homemade soy milk recipe is adaptable to your taste. Feel free to add sweeteners like sugar or agave nectar, a pinch of salt, or even spices like cinnamon or cocoa. Always choose yellow soybeans for the best result.
- ½ cup soybeans
- 2-3 cups water for soaking
- 4 cups water for blending
- Sugar to taste (optional)
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOMEMADE SOY MILK:
Here's how to make soy milk at home:
- First, soak the soybeans in 2-3 cups of water overnight. This softens the soybeans, preparing them for blending.
- Discard the water and rinse the soybeans to remove any dirt or contaminants.
- Remove skins as best as you can by rubbing the beans underwater. The skins will float to the top and can be skimmed off. It's alright if you can't remove them all.
- Place the soybeans in a blender along with 4 cups of water.
- Blend until the mixture is smooth.
- Strain the blended mixture using acheesecloth or anut milk bag. Our recommendation is theseorganic cotton nut milk bags for their efficiency and durability.
- Then, heat the strained milk in a heavy-bottom pan to 212ºF (100ºC). Maintain this temperature for 20 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking. This crucial step is because soy, as a legume, can't be consumed raw.
Cool the milk and store it. You canrefrigerate it for up to 4 days.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR HOMEMADE SOY MILK RECIPE:
Soy milk can be enjoyed in its natural state, but feel free to enhance the flavor. Here are some suggestions for your homemade soy milk recipe:
- Add cocoa powder and a little sweetener to your hot soy milk
- Blend your soy milk with your choice of fruit
- Mix in cinnamon
- Sweeten with honey, agave or maple syrup
- Add a dash of vanilla
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE SOY MILK AT HOME:
Homemade soy milk is a wonderful alternative milk for making yogurt. It's also a perfect ingredient forhomemade tofu ornon-dairy yogurt recipes. Cultures for Health is your go-to source for everything fermentation and cultures, and that includes guides on how to make soy milk at home! We haveall the necessary toolsand various all-in-one kits that contain everything you need to start making your own food at home. We take all the guesswork out of navigating the fermentation world.Click here and download our yogurt recipe book for your homemade soy milk and our availablefermenting supplies.
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THE BENEFITS OF SOY MILK:
Soy milk isn't just a dairy alternative; it's a nutritious beverage in its own right. Rich in protein and low in fat, it's an excellent addition to a balanced diet. It's also a good source of potassium and can be fortified with vitamins A, D, and calcium. So, learning how to make soy milk at home isn't just about taste, it's about investing in your health.
USING HOMEMADE SOY MILK:
Apart from using your homemade soy milk in yogurt and tofu recipes, you can also use it in baking, making smoothies, or even in your coffee or tea. Its rich, creamy texture makes it an excellent substitute for milk in various recipes. Plus, making soy milk at home ensures you know exactly what's in your milk – no additives or preservatives, just pure, wholesome goodness.
So, are you ready to make your first batch of homemade soy milk? With this easy-to-follow soy milk recipe, you'll enjoy fresh, flavorful soy milk anytime you want. Happy fermenting!
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