November 8, 2010

Homemade Soybean Milk

I love soybean milk!! Not the kind that you buy from Woolworths or Coles... i.e. not the Western ones but the Asian soybean milk that you can only get from Asian grocery stores. It's a lot thinner and more like a soybean flavoured drink than milk really. I love it so much I buy it by the litre bottle, stick a straw in it and drink it straight out! Until I read about it on Scandi Foodie, I never really thought to make my own, just like normal milk... it was always just there... but boy oh boy! You can!! *Squeal*

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The wonders of nature and cooking also really surprised me, see the picture above... what do you think they are?... Well, they're both uncooked soybeans!! Except the ones on the left are dry and the ones on the right have been soaked overnight in water. Don't they look completely different? I was like say what??? Who swapped my beans? hehehe yes, yes I am easily amused :)

Homemade Soybean Milk
Adapted from Scandi Foodie

125 g soy beans (will make litre of milk)
1 litre water
1/2 cup sugar (optional)

Wash then soak the beans overnight in plenty of fresh water.

The following day, drain the beans, transfer to a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes on high.

Transfer beans to a food processor then add water and pulse until smooth.

Pour the mixture into a large pot and boil for 10-20 mins on high. Note: This milk will froth and bubble like normal milk so watch the heat and adjust so it doesn't bubble over.

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Sieve the mixture through a fine sieve or through a cheese cloth and recover the soy milk. Add sugar and dissolve (if using). You can adjust the amount of sugar added to control the sweetness of the milk.

Serve hot or cold (I prefer cold) ♥

Tip: The milk can keep, refrigerated for 2-3 days.

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  1. Nothing beats homemade! Nice and fresh!

  2. I didn't realise soybean milk was so easy to make. Your version looks beautiful, I could do with a long tall glass of that now...

  3. hehe drinking from the bottle? so hardcore yo! love soybean milk definitely more awesome homemade!

  4. I grew up making this every month or so with my mum. It's super duper easy and so good for you. We would add pandan extract to make it like the bottles we'd get from Cabra :D

  5. Thank you for the mention! It is just so easy and much better to make your own soy milk. I cannot stand the sweetness of shop bought ones so prefer making my own. They make delicious smoothies as well! :-)

  6. Bel - I know! I thought it would be really messy but it was actually really easy! turned out just like I hoped it would too!

    Phuoc - you know I was gonna add the pandan!! but then I thought it would be a bit of a pandan overload with the cupcakes the other day so I opted out... but I do love it both ways :)

    Maria - I haven't tried soy in a smoothie yet but will def have to get me some raspberries and whizz some up!

  7. Very impressive - I've never thought of making my own milk before and I have to admit to never trying Soybean milk in my life. I am well impressed though ;0)

  8. I really like homemade soy milk-my dad used to make it too. Maria's site is fabulous!

  9. Wonderful! I've been wanting to make soy bean milk at home for the longest time, but laziness has prevailed. You've made it sound so simple that I just might give it a shot...


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