How do I make soy milk from soy beans?

Making soy milk from soybeans at home is a simple process. We’ll walk you through how to make homemade soy milk.

Here’s a basic recipe for how to make soy milk at home:

Homemade soy milk ingredients:

  • 1 cup of dried soybeans
  • 4 cups of water – We prefer using filtered water.
  • Sweetener (optional) – Cane sugar, honey, coconut sugar, agave, monk-fruit sugar.
  • Flavorings (optional) – Vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, or hazelnut.

Homemade soy milk instructions:

  1. Rinse the dried soybeans under running water and remove any debris or damaged soybeans.
  2. Soak the soybeans in water for at least 6-8 hours or overnight, until they have doubled in size and are soft to the touch. Drain the water.
  3. Add the soaked soybeans to a blender or food processor with 4 cups of fresh water. Blend the mixture on high speed for 1-2 minutes until the soybeans are completely pureed and the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the soybean mixture into a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Reduce the heat to low and simmer the soybean mixture for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, put the soybean mixture in a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth and strain.
    • Press the soybean pulp with a spoon or spatula to extract as much liquid as possible.
    • Discard the soybean pulp or save it for another recipe. If you compost, add the soybean pulp to your compost bin.
  6. Soy milk is the liquid that is strained from the cooled soybean mixture.
  7. Sweeten the soy milk with sugar, honey, or another sweetener to taste, and add flavorings such as vanilla extract or cocoa powder.
  8. Transfer the soy milk to a clean container (with a lid) and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

Homemade soy milk

Enjoy your homemade soy milk in soy coffee or make homemade soy creamer. Be sure not to overheat the soy milk or it will curdle. You can also add your homemade soy milk to lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate, smoothies, cereal, or any other recipe that calls for milk.

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