Homemade Organic Soymilk
Have you ever wondered how easy it was to make your own organic soymilk?
I won't lie to you, it take quite a bit of time and practice but nothing says success like drinking a glass of your own soymilk.
You only need two basic ingredients to make soymilk (Soybeans & Water). However, for enhanced nuttiness and a little touch of sweet, I add sesame seeds, maple syrup and a pinch of salt to mine.
- Organic Soybeans
- Organic Hulled Sesame Seeds
- Organic Maple Syrup (Golden) from Quebec
- Dead Sea Salt (Fine)
Some recipes call for a specific kind of soybeans but honestly I've done soymilk with old (2+ years) soybeans, dark colored soybeans, light colored soybeans and fresh harvest soybeans and the result has always been excellent. We provide specified use soybeans on contract to commercial transformers, but lets not get complicated here.
- Soak 2 cups of organic soybeans for 24 hours.
- Stir your mix lightly with a spoon and you should start to see the soybean skins peeling.
- Wash your soybeans in cold water and run through a strainer. You will notice more and more skins peeling as you repeat this. The less skins, the more neutral taste your soymilk will have.
- Boil your now peeled soybeans for 15 minutes maximum. We are not trying to fully cook them here. If you over boil them, they will get bitter.
- Strain the soybeans one last time, rinsing with cold water.
- Add the strained mixture to 3 cups of icy water in a blender.
- (Optional) Add:
- 1 teaspoon of organic roasted sesame seeds.
- 1 teaspoon of organic maple syrup.
- A pinch of dead sea salt.
- Blend the mixture until smooth and filter through cheesecloth.
- If you don't have cheesecloth you can use sedimentation to filter your final mixture (just let it sit until you can see the soymilk on top and sediments on the bottom). It's a long process but it works!
- Repeat the filtering process as many time as desired until you are satisfied with color and texture of your soymilk.
All the byproducts of making soymilk (skin & sediments) make excellent animal-feed as it is very nutritious.