Fresh from the bean! | Soy Milk Maker, Part 1

Like most households we drink a lot of milk. Being vegan, ours just happens to be soy milk. So in an effort to get a bit greener and complicate my life further, I decided it was time to cut out the cartoned milk and make my own.

Enter SoyQuick 930P. You’d think it came with its own Light Saber, right? There are a few different models of soy milk makers out there and the reviews vary from “great” to “meh”. After reading over the different brands/reviews, I forked over a few $$ and jumped in.

Here's my initial response: I LOVE it!

Ok, so it's a teensy fussy to get the skins off the soy beans, but everything else so far has been a breeze and the milk? It’s delicious. And naturally, I was skeptical. I've tried a lot of commercial brands, some are overly sweetened, others a bit too beany for my taste. Before it arrived I found a recipe to christen it with. I've made 3 batches today, drank two glasses and used it in my morning smoothie. Here's the recipe I used, with the exception of the barley malt, which I haven't picked up from the store yet. I don’t think it needs it though, and I’ll be cutting back the vanilla and the sugar content in future batches. Additionally I have added 2 Tbsp of Liquid Calcium to ward away osteoporosis.

Julie’s Homemade Soymilk

This soymilk has a wonderful malted flavor and silky texture. It’s a favorite around our house, and has become our go-to recipe. I developed this recipe for the new Soyquick Premier Milk Maker 930P, which is filterless. If you’re adapting the recipe for a different machine, you’ll need to reduce the amount of soybeans and water, according to the manufacturer’s directions.

3/4 cup (or 1 2/3 cups with the special Soyquick measure cup), soaked overnight
1 tbsp rolled oats
1 tbsp white jasmine rice, rinsed
Filtered water to the second water-mark (about 6 1/2 cups)
4 tbsp dry barley malt extract
2 tbsp agave syrup, organic sugar or other sweetener of choice
Pure vanilla extract, optional
Pinch salt

1. Rinse soaked soybeans, removing skins, if desired. Fill machine with water to the top water line. Add soybeans, oats and rice. Turn machine on and prepare milk according to manufacturer’s directions. Unplug machine, remove top, and set aside to cool down.

2. Strain soymilk into a large pitcher. Add barley malt extract, agave, vanilla (if using), and salt. Whisk until smooth. Cover and refrigerate once it’s completely cool.

One Response so far.

  1. Angela says:

    I had no idea that soy milk could be made at home!!!
    That is soooooo cool!