Easy Homemade Soy Milk
A fresh cup of soy milk just out of the machine is unbelievable delicious, plain, with a bit of sugar or in your coffee.
When growing up in Brazil, my mom used to make soy milk from scratch, she would soak the beans, put them into the blender, and grind until a consistency of milk shake and then strain, then the milk is place into a big pan and boiled.
When the soy milk is cooking there is a very distinct aroma, therefore when I make soymilk I love the smell that comes from the machine as it brings me so many great memories of my childhood.
Now, I make fresh soy milk every 3 days and we use in coffee, with cereal, baking and just as it. Soy milk is an essential part of our breakfast.
– Are looking for a healthy substitute for dairy-free milk?
Soy milk might be the answer for you if you are looking for a no-dairy milk.
– How the homemade soy milk taste?
I would really encourage you to try making soy milk from scratch as it tastes much better than the store-bought ones, no matter which brand.
When buying store-bought soy milk (like many plant-based milks), you will often find unnecessary additives, preservatives and thickeners.
– What is the easiest way to make soy milk?
Well, the most common way to make soy milk is to use a good blender, but I decided to use a soy milk machine, a specific machine that is built to mainly make soy milk.
– What do you need to make soy milk?
Only one ingredient…a good quality of organic soybeans. Really…soybeans and water. The trick is to soak the soybeans overnight or up to 12 hours.
How I do it?
I wash about 5 cup of soybeans and soak overnight. Drain well and store into 2 freezer bags. I use the frozen beans and place directly into the machine with water. After approximately 35 minutes, the process is done.
I pour the milk through a thin colander and the milk is ready to be used. The remaining is stored in a glass container, cooled and stored in the refrigerator.
One important thing is to wash the soy milk machine as soon as you are done, otherwise all the small soy particles will stick on the wall of the machine/blade making it very difficult to wash.
– How do I make soy milk without a machine?
Wash the soybeans and soak overnight.
Blend the soaked soybeans in water until smooth like a milk shake consistency.
Pass the soybean paste through a filter/fine colander or cheese cloth.
Boil the liquid on the stove top and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
Remove from the heat and serve.
You can make the soy milk more diluted by adding more water to the final liquid.
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Did you know that soy contains is a great source of protein? Soy in low in saturated fat and does not contain cholesterol and is an awesome substitute for dairy milk.