It’s surprisingly easy to make your own soy milk and cheaper to boot.
Ingredients (serves 1 | makes 1 litre)
- 1 cup dried soya beans
- 1.5 litre water
- Soak the beans overnight I use about 1 cup of dried beans.
- Next morning while your mister (or missus) is making you breakfast replace the water in the bowl with hot water and rub the crap out of the beans to remove the skins - this takes some time, but it's quite cathartic and dunking your hands in steaming hot water on a cold winter morning is pretty nice!
- Once you've got as much of the skin off as you can, blend in about two or three batches blend with 1.5 L of water - whizz it up. I use a stick blender.
- Boil the lovely white frothy mixture for about two minutes, then simmer for half an hour, up to 45 minutes.
- Strain the mixture into a bowl or jar - I used a piece of linen from my sewing supplies, no need to buy fancy cheese cloth - you can use a clean tea towel too.
- Taste and add anything you like to sweeten or flavour - I added a a few drops of vanilla and a teaspoon of fruit sugar... and you're done! You can use the leftover okara (soy bean pulp) to make soy patties too!