Soy Milk Recipe
Yield: 6 quarts | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 30 – 45 minutes
1 1/2 lbs organic and non-GMO soybeans
7 quarts (6 1/2 liter) water
Sugar, to taste
Rinse the soybeans thoroughly with water and soak them overnight with water. The next day, discard the water and rinse the soybeans a few times. Remove the soybean skins as much as you can. Drain and set aside.
In a blender, add the soy beans (in batches). Add some water to the soybeans and blend well. Transfer the blended soybeans and water into a big 8-quart stock pot. Repeat the same until all soybeans are blended.
Bring the soybean mixture to boil on medium height. Stir occasionally to avoid the soybeans from sticking to the bottom of the pot. As soon as it boils, lower the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for about 30 – 45 minutes or until the soy milk reduces to your desired consistency (I like my soy milk richer so I boil it longer).
Turn off the heat once the soy milk is done. Use a cheese cloth or paper or cloth coffee filter (you can get it on Amazon) to filter out the soybean residue. Squeeze the residue and make sure that all soy milk is fully extracted. Discard the residue. Add sugar to taste before serving the soy milk. If you like fried youtiao or Chinese crullers, you can dip it into the soy milk or cut them into pieces and dunk them into the soy milk. It’s delicious and a great breakfast.
There are many ways to make soy milk. Some people blend the soybeans and then filter out the blended soybeans before boiling the juice. I prefer my method because boiling the blended soybeans releases the soy aroma. The soy milk is also richer in taste.
Disclosure: Blendtec sent me the Blendtec Designer Series Wildside used in this recipe.