Soy Milk

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Pneuma

For those who like to know how to make soy milk. Preparation time does not include the 8hrs/overnight soaking.

Top Review by Three Kids Make Me

Wow. This was great. It took me forever to find soybeans in the store, but once I finally did this was the first place I came! This took 30 minutes (outside of soaking), and only 7-10 minutes of attention, to drain, stir, skim, etc. Easy, easy, easy, and so worth it. The results are fresh, beautiful soymilk, for about a dollar per gallon, verses six dollars per gallon here. My wallet and I are forever grateful to you, Pneuma!!! I just bought a recipe book devoted to okara, and I will post the recipes as I try them. Thanks again!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup soybeans, whole white ones, cleaned and soaked 8hrs or overnight
  • 12 cups boiling water, divided 1st to 4 cups,then 1 cup,then 7cups
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 14 cup sugar, or maple syrup or vanilla (optional)
  • cheesecloth, muslin cloth or cloth used for straining out liquids


  1. Drop soaked soybeans in continuous 4 cups boiling water with baking soda. Blanch for 5 mins and rinse.
  2. . After rinsing, add a cup of hot water and process the beans in a food processor or blender. Careful, it's hot so be sure to cover it well.
  3. Next, boil the remaining 7 cups of water and put in the processed beans and sugar/maple syrup/vanilla for 20 mins stirring occasionally and removing the thin film formed on top.
  4. Strain the bean particles using a cheesecloth. The soy milk would be hot so this serves as a warning. Either use silicon gloves, or press the spatula against the cheesecloth to strain out the liquid.
  5. Drink hot or cold and can last til a week in a ref.
  6. Freeze or use the okara (bean residue) for other recipes.

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