Sunday, 30 March 2014

How to make Homemade Soy Milk

Most times when i make soy milk, i make it traditionally in my kitchen from scratch. Luckily for me, the soya bean seed is always readily available whenever i need it. It's mostly used as a beverage which can be sweetened and served hot as tea for breakfast or cold. Please take note that soya bean milk and soya bean powder are totally different. 
Soy milk is the most nutritious and best protein source because it has well balanced amino acid levels than other vegetable sources. it's rich in essential fatty acids, amino acids like lysine and methionine, fiber, vitamins and minerals. This is one drink which is highly essential for kids due to its nutritious benefits and can also be taken by diabetics. 

Homemade Soy Milk Recipe
•Prep time: 6hrs 30mins
•Cook time: 20 mins

Utensils Needed:::

• A pot
• A sieve with handle
• A Cheese/Pap cloth
Ingredients:::
•1 cup Soya beans
• Water - As desired
• Sugar/ Honey - As desired
• Flavor essence - Optional

Directions:::
Step 1: Soak the Soya bean seeds in water Overnight or for 6 hours

Step 2: Drain and rinse the seeds with clean water. Rub the seeds between your hands to de-haul it till the skin removes(Just the same way beans is de-hauled for moi moi ). This process is very important as the skin is more of fiber and insoluble.  Sieve out the chaff and rinse with clean water several times. Pour the washed seeds into a blender, Add some water and blend till smooth.


Step 3: Place the Sieve with handle on the pot and place the pap sieve cloth within. Gently pour the blended soya bean slurry into the pap sieve. Squeeze the Liquid filterate into the pot. The chaff can be reused by placing in the blender again with water, blending and squeezing till all the milk is extracted.


Step 4: Place the pot with the filtered soya milk on fire and cook on low heat for about 15-20mins till it starts to boil. While it cooks, keep stirring because it has the tendency to curdle if you don't. Sieve once more (Hot filteration) to remove the insoluble soy pulp fiber (Okara)and leave to cool.


Step 5: Add your sugar and flavor essence and mix. Serve warm or Refrigerate and Serve Cold


Kitchen note::: 
Soya needs to be given heat treatment before use. This is done to destroy the soya bean trypsin inhibitors that has unfavourable effect on growth and utilization of soya as well as sterilize the milk. If not given heat treatment before use, it could retard growth and lead to death due to toxicity. Heat treatment could be done by boiling or toasting to ensure the heat penetrates into the seed. it's only after heat treatment that you can now dry, grind or process into any edible form of administration. By giving heat treatment, your main aim would be to destroy the inhibitor but not denature the protein therefore you have to work at an optimal temperature between 120-150°C or probably boil for about 15-20 mins (Chinadi O, 2014)


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54 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:37 am

    Does this heat treatment apply to the one used in making soy milk? Cos from ur preparation steps u didnt toast it.

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    1. Hi Anon! Sure the heat treatment is applied in the preparation of soy milk through Boiling. Toasting of the seed as a form of heat treatment is applied when preparing soya bean powder (The type used for tea or pap in nigeria). I used boiling as a form of heat treatment in this preparation.

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  2. very simple. but what if its in powder form already, do you needto boil or just add cold or hot water to it

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    1. Hi chidi,
      If it's in powdered form already, there's no need to apply heat treatment any more cos the preparation of soya bean powder involves heat treatment by toasting in an oven or open flame before being de hauled and grounded provided its from a good source. All you need to do is just add Hot or cold water and you are good to go :).

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  3. Anonymous12:06 am

    Nice post but can you tell us exactly when you boiled it? And won't that change the taste? Thanks

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    1. In step 4 above, you boil it after filtering. Boiling it would change the taste to a more refined one.

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  4. Anonymous3:54 pm

    Thanks for this recipe,i have been looking for how to make soy milk for my kids.Will definetely try it.

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    1. you are welcome Anon, Do let us know how it goes :)

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  5. Anonymous9:36 am

    i made this when i was in naija, though i didnt peel the beans, and i also added ginger and cloves... minus sugar or any sweetner. it came out so so nice

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    1. Hmmm!!! That's a first. You give it a try...thanks anon!

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  6. Anonymous9:36 am

    Really nice,but please what are the benefits of soy milk for adults?

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    1. Health Benefits of soy milk:
      * Soy milk is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Protein helps in body building.
      * Soy milk has little saturated fat and no cholesterol(This improves the heart health) plus its rich in dietary fiber (which makes you feel fuller thereby promoting weight-loss).
      Scientific Research has also shown that regular consumption of soy milk may lead to a decrease in low density lipoproteins wich is the "bad cholesterol" and an increase in high density liproproteins which is the "good cholesterol".
      * Soy milk does not contain lactose which makes it a good alternative for lactose intolerant people

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  7. Thanks Dobby.. I was going to call a friend to help me with the process of making this.LOL. But now, with this post, I can fly. You are the best!

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    1. Glad you found it useful Hazon :)....Anytime!

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  8. Thanks Dobby. I just made mine from scratch at home yesterday. I like the fact that I can use my blender. Previously I had to take it out for grinding. Now I can make it as frequently as I wish. My kids just love it. Love your blog

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    1. Glad it turned out fine kadasher :), thanks for the feedback.

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  9. Anonymous8:05 pm

    HI DOBBY, I SURE WIL TRY DIS OUT. PLS, I TUK MY DRY SOYA BEANS 4 GRINDING BT I CODNT WAIT COS I HAD SOMETHING ELSE 2 ATTEND 2. WEN I CAME BK, D GUY HAD ALREADY FINISHED GRINDING IT. I TUK D THING HOME ONLY 2 DISCOVER DAT HE DIDNT DE-HAUL D CHAF. MY QUESTION NW IS, CAN I USE IT LYK DAT OR IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO 2 MAKE IT BETA? THANKS

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    1. hmmm!!! i doubt if there is anything that can be done now. It's not advisable to use it anymore because what you really need is the endosperm and not the chaff.

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  10. Chichi2:34 pm

    Nice one. Thanks for the information Dobby.

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    1. You're welcome chichi

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  11. Hello dobby. Please do you know of Tofu (its made with soya beans) please if you do, can you state the process/step to make it. Please. Luv your blog by the way:)

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    1. Thanks damilola. Would do that soon.

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  12. Hello dobby, I soaked my soybeans over night with hot water. I de hauled the back in the morning, I boiled it for some minute, then I dried it with sun for two days. Then I grind it with commercial big grinding machine. We started drinking it with cold water. Is it good?

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  13. Hello dobby, I soaked my soybeans over night with hot water. I de hauled the back in the morning, I boiled it for some minute, then I dried it with sun for two days. Then I grind it with commercial big grinding machine. We started drinking it with cold water. Is it good?

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    1. As long as it was given heat treatment, you have nothing to worry about. Yes it's good although that's a very long process.

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  14. Debbie7:30 am

    For how many days can homemade soy milk be preserve and remain healthy

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    1. Hello Debbie, In the refrigerator, it can be left for 7-10 days. In a freezer, it can last for 3 months.

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  15. That's great information. Thanks for sharing this blog. I did a search and found your blog and glowing review. It's been a big help! Thanx!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Sophia. Glad to have you here

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  16. Anonymous11:46 pm

    Hello Dobby, thanks for this post though, my soya milk didn't turn out fine. After filtering, I kept stirring it while it boil for like 30mins. When I leave it for sometime, I notice that water go separate while d soya milk form one kind funny substance like d way spoilt yoghurt looks like. Don't really know what I did wrong. Thanks.

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    1. That's what happens when you don't de-haul the skin of the soy-beans properly. This process is very important as the skin is more of fiber and insoluble. Next time you're making it, remove the skin.

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  17. Just stumble on it,i wud surely try it cos d recipe is straightforward

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    1. Thanks whummy. Do let us know how it goes.

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  18. Healthy food, can prevent many deseases. I love your homemade soy milk recipe. <3 Thank you very much for sharing!

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  19. Clear, informative, simple. Love your post!

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  20. Thank you for sharing.i thought i had to cook the powdered soya beans before i can take it with pap not until i read this.can a six months old baby take it with pap?

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  21. Hello, please how do I make tofu, wara soya or beske as popularly called in kwara state. It's fried soya but dunno how to make it.

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    1. Okay, will do that.

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  22. I made this yesterday following this recipe and it turned out nice, My hubby and son had several cups i had to hide the rest lol. Thanks a lot.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback charisatosh.

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  23. Anonymous10:03 am

    you doing a nice job , first time i made it i used the commercial grinding machine ,i really didnt like it then , but now i will try it with my blender at home.

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    1. Using a home blender would be much better than a commercial blender Anon.

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  24. Oh dis is sounding so nice dobby but can i giv my six month old without adding pap to it and how can i mke d powdered one d last time i did it i just fried it on d frying pan and grinded it so wen i add it to my baby's pap i add it into d pap while mkin on fire nt jux sure it is correct tnks in anticipation

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  25. Oh dis is sounding so nice dobby but can i giv my six month old without adding pap to it and how can i mke d powdered one d last time i did it i just fried it on d frying pan and grinded it so wen i add it to my baby's pap i add it into d pap while mkin on fire nt jux sure it is correct tnks in anticipation

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  26. Hello Dobby, really love your blog. Made soya milk, the first extract was perfect while the second extract looked different (water was on top of the milk) what did I do wrong?

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  27. Hello Dobby, really love your blog. Made soya milk, the first extract was perfect while the second extract looked different (water was on top of the milk) what did I do wrong?

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  28. Anonymous1:31 pm

    just tried it it came out well thanks a million.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Anon.

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