Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Homemade Soy Milk and Flour

This Soy Milk was relatively easy to make and a huge savings over store bought.  The process is pictured here.  I purchased a 2 lbs. bag of dried soybeans, used 1 lbs. for my first batch since I didn't know how much milk it was going to make and I'd be the one drinking it for the next week.  The 1 lbs of beans produced just under a gallon of Soy Milk.  The 2 lbs bag only cost $1 so I got a gallon of milk for about .50 cents with the flavorings.  I usually spend about $2.50 per quart in the store for boxed Soy Milk so this was definitely a good buy. 

The added bonus is that the bean pulp left over can be made into Soy Flour which is also pricey in the stores.  If you have a dehydrator, spread the pulp on the trays and dry it out, then grind it fine in a food processor to make the flour.  What a savings!
I would add at least 1 cup of sugar/sweetener to the milk as it cooks, vanilla or orange, chocolate could also be added at this stage.  Keep milk for 7 -8 days in a sealed container in the fridge.
Dried Soy Beans

Soak Soy Beans for 12+ hours covered in water

Drain water off of soaked beans

Add 3 cups of water to each 1 cup of beans and blend until smooth, 30 seconds or so

Pour mixture through cheese cloth into large pot, squeeze out bean ball to remove most of the milk into the pot

Heat soy milk over medium heat for 20-30 minutes stirring frequently

Skim off any foam that forms from bean liquid and discard

Dehydrated Orange Slices

Add sugar, vanilla, orange, cinnamon or other flavorings to milk as it simmers
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