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How To Make Soy Milk - Step By Step

Make homemade soy milk with just two ingredients: soybeans and water. It is effortless to prepare, cheaper than packaged, and it is delicious.

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Soy milk is an excellent vegetable alternative to cow's milk and one of the most popular because it is cheap in supermarkets. Its texture is more similar to cow's milk, making it ideal, especially for cooking.

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Soy has great defenders and detractors, but it is a very healthy food that can incorporate into our daily lives unless, in particular cases, our doctor tells us otherwise due to allergies or other health problems.

Soy milk has a strong flavour, although homemade, is much richer than packaged. My favourite milk to drink as is oat milk, but soy milk is my favourite option for baking or cooking, precisely because of its more significant amount of fat and its similarity to cow's milk in terms of texture.

It is effortless for milk to prepare, although it requires more time than other vegetable milk, and it is also necessary to cook it since soy is a legume and therefore should not be consumed raw.

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It is a straightforward recipe that only requires two ingredients: water and yellow soybeans. It must be yellow soybeans, or at least it is the one that I have always used and the one I have seen that is usually used to make soy milk.

Soy is reputed to be transgenic. Regardless of whether GMOs are good or bad for health, GM soy is used for livestock, not for human consumption, especially in Europe, where there are more controls.

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On the other hand, soy is consumed and consumed for centuries in Asia, where some of the longest-lived populations on the planet live.

How to Make Soy Milk - Step by Step
Step-by-step photos of how to make soy milk at home

  • Soak the soybeans the night before.
  • The next day strains the soybeans and whisks them together with 3 cups or 750 ml of water (photo 1).
  • Strain the soy milk through a bag for making plant milk (photo 2), cheesecloth, napkin or a fine mesh strainer.
  • Add the milk together with another cup of water (250 millilitres) in a pot and put the heat on high until it boils (photo 3).
  • Remove the foam that forms with the help of a slotted spoon (photo 4).
  • Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes (photo 5), stirring from time to time.
  • When the milk is cold, you can consume it as is (photo 6) or add the vanilla and the sweetener you prefer. If you use dates, ideally, whisk them together with the milk until they are fully integrated.

Advice

  • Ideally, it would help if you used yellow soybeans (there are more types).
  • Add more or less water depending on how concentrated you like the soy milk.
  • You can use the type of sweetener you want, liquid or granulated. Add it little by little until the milk is sweet enough for you.
  • Many packaged soy milk has a pinch of salt, but I like it better without salt.
  • You can flavour your milk by adding other ingredients such as cocoa powder or cinnamon.

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How long does homemade soy milk last?

It usually lasts about 3-5 days in the fridge. The time may vary depending on how airtight the boat you use is or the water you use.

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If the milk smells good, tastes good, and looks good, it should be fine in principle. It usually lasts at least five days or even more, but the time is indicative.

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Can I freeze soy milk?

It is not usually recommended to freeze soy milk because its texture and taste worsen, but if you have a lot of soy milk. 

You do not know what to do with it; you can freeze it for about six months, although the ideal is that once you have it Thaw it, use it for cooking and not drink it as is.

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Soy milk

Square photo of a bottle with soy milk and straw inside
Make homemade soy milk with just two ingredients: soybeans and water. It is effortless to prepare, cheaper than packaged, and it is delicious.

  • Author: Dance of Stoves
  • Preparation: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total: 35 minutes
  • Servings: About 2 cups (500 ml) (1x), About 4 cups (1000 ml) (2x), About 6 cups (1500 ml) (3x)
  • Category: Step by Step Tutorial, Drink
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Chinese

Ingredients SCALE (1x)

  • 1/2 cup of yellow soybeans (80 g)
  • 4 cups of water (1 litre)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or a piece of vanilla bean (optional)
  • Four dates (optional)

Ingredients SCALE (2x)

  • 1 cup of yellow soybeans (160 g)
  • 8 cups of water (2 litres)
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract or a piece of vanilla bean (optional)
  • Eight dates (optional)

Ingredients SCALE (3x)

  • 1 1/2 cup of yellow soybeans (240 g)
  • 12 cups of water (3 litres)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or a piece of vanilla bean (optional)
  • 12 dates (optional)

Instructions

  1. Soak the soybeans the night before (ideally, soak for 12 hours).
  2. The next day strains the soybeans and removes the skins that have been separated from the soybeans. This is not necessary, but the texture of the milk is better.
  3. Whisk the soybeans together with 3 cups of water (750 ml).
  4. Strain the soy milk through a non-dairy bag, cheesecloth, napkin, or a fine-mesh strainer. Who can use the leftover soy to make vegetable burgers, cookies, to add fibre to your smoothies, soups or vegetable creams, or whatever you can think of?
  5. Add the milk and another cup of water (250 millilitres) to a pot and put the heat on high until it boils. Remove the foam that forms with the help of a slotted spoon.
  6. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. When the milk is cold, you can consume it or add the vanilla and the sweetener you prefer. If you use dates, ideally, whisk them together with the milk until they are fully integrated.
  8. You can consume it immediately or store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for about 3-5 days.

Notes

  • Ideally, it would help if you used yellow soybeans (there are more types).
  • Add more or less water depending on how concentrated you like the soy milk.
  • You can use the type of sweetener you want, liquid or granulated. Add it little by little until the milk is sweet enough for you.
  • Many packaged soy milk has a pinch of salt, but I like it better without salt.
  • You can flavour your milk by adding other ingredients such as cocoa powder or cinnamon.

Nutrition

  • Serving size: 1 cup (250 ml) 
  • Calories: 95 
  • Sugar: 2.1 g 
  • Sodium: 16 mg 
  • Fat: 4.8 g 
  • Saturated fat: 0.5 g 
  • Carbohydrates: 4.2 g 
  • Fiber: 2.1 g 
  • Protein: 9.5 g
  • Keywords: soy milk, how to make soy milk, homemade soy milk

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