I know anything can be bought in stores nowadays, and that’s real convenience so you don’t have to make it yourself if you want something, including soy milk. Some people are skeptical about drinking homemade soy milk because they say it is ‘lacking’ nutrients compare to store-bought soy milk. The good news is that, you can always take your multi-vitamins and mineral supplements, eat healthy food and that will take care of what you think is lacking in your soy milk. You can also add liquid vitamins and minerals to your home made soy milk if you want to. In fact, there are people that do it especially those who want home made soy milk for their babies. We make our own milk for several reasons — it’s cheaper, we know where it came from, it’s fresh (no preservative) and it’s good. Why not give it a try?
1 cup soy beans
1 TBspoon white rice (optional, to add consistency)
8 cups water
1/4 cup muscovado or turbinado sugar (or white cane crystals or honey)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
STEPS: (If you don’t have a Soy Milk maker)
1. Soak soy beans (with rice) at least 8 hours or overnight.
3. Blend in a blender with 2 cups water till it’s smooth and well-blended (3-5 minutes).
4. Add remaining water. Blend for another 2 minutes.
5. Place raw milk in a good size pot. Bring it to boil for 7 minutes while stirring occasionally (watch closely to avoid milk overflow).
6. Use a fine strainer (or cheese cloth) to separate soy pulp.
7. Season your milk and enjoy!
* Add more flavor as you desire.
* If soy maker is available, use it instead to save you time.