Thursday 13 June 2019


Homemade Soy Milk

Makes 1 litre of soy milk

1. 1 cup (150 g) dried soybeans
2. 5 cups (1250 ml) water


1. Add 1 cup of dried soy beans into Philip soup-maker and add water to the maximum marking line (5 cups). You can also soak the soy beans overnight.
2. Turn on the setting to cream soup and press start. It will boil, cook and blend the soybeans. It will be completed in 23 minutes. Let it cool down.
3. Filter away the pulp using a metal mesh sive or cheese cloth.
4. Ready to serve or refrigerate.


Can keep for 3 days in the fridge.

Nutritional Value:

Among beans, soybeans is the most nutritious among beans. It contains higher amount of calcium compared to other beans - 28% vs all other beans between 7-15%. It also contains higher amount of protein, Vit B2, Vit K, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc compared to other beans. So soybeans is one of the best beans to consume among beans.

However, even though soybeans is high in calcium compared to other beans, it is still fall far behind cow milk. One cup of dried soybeans yield 1 litre of soy milk. However, it contains approx. 42% RDI, compared to 1 litre of cow milk, which gives 95% of RDI.

Additional Information:

Making soy milk is a lot of work. But it greatly reduces the workload by using my Phillip soup-maker. It can boil and blend soaked or un-soaked soybeans.

Most recipes ask to remove the skin of the soy beans. I don't think it is really necessary to do so, and it is too much work. The resulting soy milk has a stronger taste and not as mild as soy milk that is made with the skin rubbed off, but it is more nutritious as nutrients from the skin is released into the soy milk. Some may not like it, but I can accept it.

Sometimes I drink it without straining like a smoothie. Sometimes I strain it with a cheese clot or metal mesh. Sometimes I use my Hurom juicer to remove the pulp, instead of using a strainer.

There are actually soy milk makers that one can buy to save all the labor. I am waiting for mine to arrive :-)

After the soy milk is done, sometimes I like to add a little vanilla powder and 3 dried dates to sweeten a glass of soy milk. I blend them in my Magimix blender.

Soy milk also pairs well with sesame seeds. A fried of mine like to drink her soy milk with walnuts to give it a more nutty flavor.

Soy milk can be very versatile, depending on your taste and preferences.

The resulting pulp is called okara by the Japanese. I tried making both savory and sweet version of the okara, but it didn't taste good, even after adding lots of soy sauce for the savory version and sugar for the sweet version. Okara is very plain tasting, as most of the nutrients are already extracted in the soy milk. Thus, in the future, I won't bother with it. I will just throw the okara away.


Get ready 1 cup dried soybeans and rinse them.

Soak it for an hour

Here is how it looks after soaking, it will yield 2 cups plus of beans

Discard water, rinse and transfer all soybeans

 into the Philip soupmaker

Add 4 cups of water

To the minimum mark of the soup maker.

If using un-soaked beans:

Add 1 cup soybeans into the soup maker

Add 5 cups of water

It will reach the maximum mark of the soup maker.

Close the cover, press the setting for cream soup and press start.

The soup maker will automatically stops when it is done in 23 minutes. 

This is how it looks like. Let it cool down.

I strain it with a metal mesh strainer or

Pour into the cold-pressed juicer to remove the pulp. I use Hurom cold-pressed juicer.

Now it's done. Yield about 1 litre of soy milk :-) If you prefer, you can stir in a tsp of vanilla powder into it.

Sometimes I like to drink it plain.

Sometimes I like to add 1-2 teaspoon of maple syrup into a glass.

 Sometimes I like to blend 2 dried dates pitted and a teaspoon of sesame seeds with a cup of soy milk.

Soy milk with dried dates and black sesame seeds

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