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?

  11. Maumau Igumz
    July 8, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Very informative, plz how so u make you?

  12. Amaechi Amarachi
    June 19, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Thanks a lot for your recipes, I made the soymilk.and it came out lovely, I only had a problem with the storage as the soymilk got spoilt the next day.. Is there a way it can be preserved without being in the refrigerator? Thanks a lot

  13. victoria folorunso
    March 8, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    please when do I add my Suger?

  14. Sisi Oge
    January 30, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Enter your comment…please ma can I use soya beans Flour to make the milk.

  15. Treasure
    October 22, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Please how do I make the cheese too.?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 8:31 pm

      recipe coming up

  16. Treasure
    October 22, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Thanks for all the recipes. It has been of great use. Please how can I make the powder?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      recipe coming up

  17. Chioma Okonkwo
    September 13, 2016 / 12:00 am

    thanks so much dear, i have a question, if i decide to cook the soy bean as a whole after removing the back before blending, is it wrong?i will prefer that so that i can get a smooth paste after blending.pls educate me more if there are any disadvantages associated with that.thank you

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Hi Chioma, I don't think there will be any disadvantage.Some people make their soya bean milk that way

  18. Chigozi Eti
    June 30, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Thanks Nky. I attended a University where soybean was used a lot – for Tofu, Soymilk, etc. I'm glad I make these things myself now using your tip. I love to cook for my wife and children and I'm hoping I can get my hands on this food business thing. Thanks a lot.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 8:19 pm

      You're welcome Chigozi and God's luck in your business 🙂

  19. martins olaide
    May 2, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. I tried it and the taste is hmmmm… Perfect.

  20. Gloria
    April 25, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    How can i also make the powder?

  21. Gloria
    April 25, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    Thank you Nky for sharing, please what can i use to preserve it without refrigerator?

  22. Unknown
    April 8, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Thanks a lot. Pls how do I make the powder?

  23. Ajayi Helen
    March 26, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Hi Nky, ive been a silent follower, please do i need to add potash to this milk?

  24. alabi yetunde
    March 4, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    Nice blog ma'am..How long can it be stored in the fridge?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 22, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      Thanks Yetunde, mine stays up to 4 days in the fridge.

  25. JANEe
    February 6, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Please, can milk be added to the. Soya milk?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 22, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      Some people add powdered milk to it, but I don't .

  26. Anonymous
    January 22, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Thank you! I learned how to make it back home and it is one of the best things on earth. Now you have me curious as to how to make the powder. Please share 😊

  27. Agi
    January 22, 2016 / 9:44 am

    Hi nky, thanks a lot for the great Job you are doing here. I am trying to cut down on my intake of processed sugar so i would like to ask if it will be ok to sweeten it with any fruit. Secondly, when you say 'cup' do you mean the derica cup used in the market?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 22, 2016 / 2:16 pm

      Hi Agi, I used a 200g cup, but you can use any measuring cup you like for this recipe, but make sure you use the same cup to measure the water you'll be using, and Yes feel free to use fruits as a sweetener.

  28. cynthia
    January 13, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    hello Nky tanx for ur effort n may God bless u very much I really luv ur blog n I ve been learning a lot from u keep it up

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 22, 2016 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you cynthia for joining us, hope to see more of you here 🙂

  29. Mrs M
    December 15, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    Thanks Nky for this. Your hubby must b enjoying real good. Pls the recipe for your shortbread I tried making it but the dough is breaking.wat do u think is the cause?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 15, 2015 / 4:43 pm

      Abi oo :)For the shortbread, make sure that the butter is cold before mixing it into the dough. If it is still breaking then leave the dough to rest in the fridge for 1 hour then take it out roll and cut.And also try not to over work the dough.Keep me posted on how it goes.

  30. Tina Ak
    November 23, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    God bless you real good.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 24, 2015 / 10:54 am

      thanks hun 🙂

  31. Maam
    November 23, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, i had been longing to get this kind of thing for my child, God bless you

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 24, 2015 / 10:52 am

      You are so welcome Maam 🙂

  32. Edith
    November 22, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    My mum gave it to me and i am giving it to my kids too.We used to buy the powder at oxypharm, but thanks for showing me how to make it from scratch.God bless you real good Nky.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 23, 2015 / 10:53 am

      You are so welcome hun 🙂

  33. tenny
    November 22, 2015 / 11:03 am

    Pls. Wot is the name of the blender u use to grind it.thanks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 23, 2015 / 10:10 am

      It's a philips food processor

  34. tiana diamond
    November 20, 2015 / 8:02 am

    Thanks a whole lot. You are awesome. I want to know if I can use only the remnant for moimoi and akara.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 23, 2015 / 10:07 am

      Thanks hun , You can also use the soya bean paste for moi moi, it tastes really good too 🙂

  35. Unknown
    November 19, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    Thanks so much. I have learned a lot from. But can I use only the remnant as moimoi or akara?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 23, 2015 / 10:04 am

      You can also use the soya bean paste for moi moi, it tastes really good too 🙂

  36. chomy
    November 19, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful tips;will surely try it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 19, 2015 / 4:32 pm

      You're welcome chomy dear, I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

  37. Unknown
    November 19, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Thanks for this wonderful tips;will surely try it

  38. Ethel Mathias
    November 18, 2015 / 9:43 am

    thank you, will definitely try it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 19, 2015 / 11:03 am

      You're welcome dearie, I'll be expecting your feedback 🙂

    • Anonymous
      November 15, 2017 / 7:57 am

      Good day Ma, i read ur posts and i followed it, but should i still strain it after boiling. Because mine came out with lumps.

  39. victory tony
    November 17, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    Thanks for the tip

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 19, 2015 / 10:47 am

      You're welcome vic 🙂

  40. Vivian Iheanacho
    November 17, 2015 / 9:30 am

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 19, 2015 / 10:18 am

      You're welcome hun 🙂

    • Unknown
      March 3, 2016 / 9:55 am

      Thanks, pls can u send me original recipe for sponge cake

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