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How to prepare Soya Milk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of soybeans
  • Water
  • Sugar/Honey/Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Ginger (optional)
  • Fruits (optional)
  • Powedered coco (optional)
  • Groundnut paste (optional)

Procedures

  • Then add 4 cups of water to it and leave to soak overnight.
  • This will allow the beans to absorb water and become soft for easy blending. (Once the beans are soaked over night, it will become easy to peel the skin with your hands without much time).
  • Now, pour out the water and add clean water. Ensure to rub the beans between your hands to peel the skin, it will peel out easily.
  • You can now pass the beans through a colander to remove the skin and then add clean water and rinse until all the skin is off.
  • If you can’t finish picking all the skin, just go ahead and blend (many people make their soy milk without peeling the skin at all)
  • Now, pour the peeled beans into your blender and add 2 cups of water to it.

You can share the beans into two if you have a smaller blender.

  • Then blend the soybeans for 2 minutes or until you have a smooth and frothy paste.
  • The next thing to do now is to place a muslin or chiffon cloth over a pot and pour the blended soy milk into it.
  • Now, carefully use your hands to squeeze all the milk out until you are left with the soy paste.

After blending and the milk is strained out, you will notice a thick paste left in the muslin/chiffon. That paste is what is usually referred to as “Okara”.

Okara can be used for a number recipes such as cracker, cookies etc. It can be preserved in the fridge. Or simply discard it if you have no need for it.

  • The next thing to do is to place the soy milk on your stovetop, and let it simmer on medium to low heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Ensure to stir this with a spatula from time to time to prevent it from boiling over, as soymilk tends to boil and flow over when on high heat.
  • Now, lower the heat and add sugar, vanilla extract, honey or any other flavor of your choice and stir.
  • Then let this sit on low heat for 2 -5 minutes until the flavor begins to mellow out.

Finally, you can now take it off heat and leave to sit at room temperature. As this starts to cool down, you will notice a thin film on the top of the milk, just use a spoon to skim it off and discard it.

Your Soybeans milk is now ready.

Servings

  • Just remember to chill in the fridge and enjoy with crackers or anything of your choice.

After preparing your soya milk, you can drink it as it is or add other ingredients as found below.

Ginger Soya milk.
Add ginger to the soya bean when about to blend. Blend together and continue with the steps.

Chocolate soya milk.
Heat the quantity (processed soya milk) you want to use as the chocolate soya milk but don’t allow it to boil. Add coco powder and mix till its well dissolved.  Chill and enjoy!

Fruits Soya milk.
Blend frozen fruits such as banana, mango, strawberries, etc. With your soya milk and enjoy. If you have no natural fruits, you can use jam of the fruit you love into your chilled soya milk.

Groundnut Soya milk.
Add a teaspoon of good groundnut paste to banana and blend with your soya milk.

Cinnamon/Mint Soya milk
Spices such as cinnamon, mint, can also be blended into your soya milk with a bit of vanilla added.

Dates palm can be used as sweeteners so when you add dates, be careful when adding other sweeteners.

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