How to make Soya Bean Milk (Homemade Soy Milk) from Scratch

SOYABEAN MILK HOMEMADE SOY MILK HOW TO MAKE SOYA BEAN MILK

How to make Soya bean milk (Homemade Soy Milk) from Scratch
     I love Soya bean milk(a.k.a Soy milk). There is something about the taste that I just like.    Maybe it’s because as a kid, my mom made sure I had a glassful every weekend. 
  She usually prepared the soy milk with soya bean powder. She told me then, that it would make me ”fleshy” (I was quite skinny as a kid ).
  So then, after so many years of ”being forced‘ to take this nutritious drink, I want to believe that the taste grew on me.  I started buying the Vitamilk brand and finally began to make mine from scratch, straight from the beans, I also make soya bean powder, which I use for smoothies and some baking.  If you’ll like to give it a try here’s how to make Soya bean milk (soy milk) from scratch.

                 

  You’ll need:
Makes about 400ml Soyabean milk
– 1 cup dried soyabeans(soy beans)
 – 5 cups Water
– Sugar/Honey to taste 
– Flavor of choice(optional)    Note: 1 cup dried soyabeans after soaking could swell into about 2 and 1/2 cups  of beansUtensils:– A large deep pot- A blender- A sieve- A cheese cloth(or the muslin cloth used for making pap from scratch)Steps1. Pick the soya beans, remove stones and any discolored beans.Place in a large bowl, pour enough water to cover the beans (about twice the height of the beans). Then leave to soak(rehydrate) overnight or for at least 8 hours.

SOYABEAN MILK HOMEMADE SOY MILK HOW TO MAKE SOYA BEAN MILK

After 8 hours pour out the water and pour in fresh water, then wash the soyabeans, peeling off the coat(hull), just as you do when preparing Moi moi.

SOYABEAN MILK HOMEMADE SOY MILK HOW TO MAKE SOYA BEAN MILK

2. When you now have coatless(de-hulled) soybeans, place in a blender, add about 2 cups of water and blend the beans thoroughly.

SOYABEAN MILK HOMEMADE SOY MILK HOW TO MAKE SOYA BEAN MILK

3. Transfer the Soya bean paste into a clean pot, add about 3 cups of water and set to a boil; when it starts to boil, stir and reduce the heat to low and leave to simmer for about 30 minutes (stir constantly to prevent browning or burning).

SOYABEAN MILK HOMEMADE SOY MILK HOW TO MAKE SOYA BEAN MILK

I usually add vanilla flavor at this point and leave to cool. but the flavor is optional.Note: If you leave it on high heat, the milk will boil over and spill all over your pot and cooker.
4. While the hot milky paste is cooling, place the muslin cloth over the sieve and place on a bowl or jug. Then pour in the milky paste and gently press down or squeeze the cloth to extract all the milk from the paste.Note: some people prefer to sieve the milk before boiling, but I seem to get more flavor and more milk when I boil the paste before sieving, so it’s simply a matter of choice. Some also boil the whole soybeans until tender and then blend, sieve and drink .After sieving, you’ll be left with a rich soyabean milk and the bean remnant, known as Okara(not okra oo, for okra soup…lol )

SOYABEAN MILK HOMEMADE SOY MILK HOW TO MAKE SOYA BEAN MILK

5. Finally sweeten the soyabean milk to your taste, serve and enjoy with any Nigerian snacks of choice.Tip: The soya bean remnant(okara) can be mixed into your bean paste to make moimoi or akara.

SOYABEAN MILK HOMEMADE SOY MILK HOW TO MAKE SOYA BEAN MILK

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61 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    March 14, 2018 / 4:57 am

    Please how can I make powder soya beans after sock in water? Thanks

  2. Esther Osabiya
    January 23, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    thanks so much ma. pls ma, have soaked d bean over; since last nyt till now but its stil not soft so should i leave it 4 another nyt or wash it like that? thanks ma

  3. Unknown
    November 13, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Thanks dear. Trying it tonight

  4. Ijeoma Florence
    November 1, 2017 / 7:43 am

    Hello ma,you mentioned you use soya bean powder for smoothies,please I would like to know d recepie.I made soy milk drink with this method and it came out perfect and creamy.more grease to your elbow.

  5. Ijeoma Onwujiuba
    September 14, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Please my milk curdled overnight.i ve madesoymilk many times but this is the first time I experienced this. Instill safe to drink or can I use the soymilk for something else instead of throwing away… Pls gelp

  6. Unknown
    September 14, 2017 / 9:57 am

    Please my milk curdled overnight.i ve madesoymilk many times but this is the first time I experienced this. Instill safe to drink or can I use the soymilk for something else instead of throwing away… Pls gelp

  7. Unknown
    September 5, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing, God bless you

  8. Anonymous
    August 14, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I boiled after sieving and it's thick, do I need to sieve it again to extract the milk in liquid, I need it urgently please, thanks.

  9. Williams Comfort
    July 31, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Really appreciate your posts Lily. Thanks a whole lot.

  10. ADJE
    July 26, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Thanks ma'am for the tips, I tried mine as following the tips and it came out fine but the next morning it became very thick like paper. What went wrong?

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