Soy milk, the homemade recipe for the most popular vegetable drink

Soy milk is a vegetable drink that has a very good alternative to animal milk for those people who wish to reduce or avoid their consumption. Making it at home is not complicated and it will be cheaper.

We recommend doing it simply with yellow soybeans and water, thus it will be suitable for all consumers and can be used for the production of cheeses and yogurts. Afterwards, we can add salt, sweeteners, cocoa or spices to our liking.

The preparation method is practically identical to that of any other vegetable milkfollowing the steps of soaking, grinding and straining, except for one issue: it must be cooked to make it more digestive, since in this case we are starting from a raw legume. This step will require a little more time, but the result is worth it.

Once prepared, it is kept in the refrigerator and should be consumed within 5 days.

Soy milk in glass and bottle@mariamonterofoto

Recipe information

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes (plus 12 hours of soaking)
  • Rations: 6 (1.5L)
  • Category: drink
  • Type of cuisine: international
  • Calories per serving (kcal): 149

Soy milk ingredients

  • 200 g yellow soybeans
  • 1.5 l of water
Ingredients to make soy milk@mariamonterofoto

How to make soy milk

We soak 200 g of yellow soybeans in water for 12 hours.

Soak yellow soybeans to make soy milk@mariamonterofoto

We drain the soybeans, discarding the soaking water, wash the beans under the tap and put them in the blender glass. We add half of 1.5 l of water (750 ml).

Yellow soybeans and water to make soy milk@mariamonterofoto

Blend for 2 or 3 minutes, until the soy beans are well crushed.

Crushed soybeans with water to make soy milk@mariamonterofoto

We pass the mixture through a strainer to separate the soy pulp from the liquid.

Straining the grind to make soy milk@mariamonterofoto

With a spoon we remove and press the pulp to drain it well. We can store this pulp in the refrigerator to use in other preparations.

Draining the pulp well from making soy milk@mariamonterofoto

We add the remaining water (750 ml) to the resulting liquid. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, removing any foam that forms on the surface.

Adding water to soy milk@mariamonterofoto

Once the milk is cooked, we strain it again to remove any remains that may remain.

Straining the soy milk@mariamonterofoto

We let the soy milk cool and, once cold, we can package it to refrigerate and consume it as we prefer.

Packaging soy milk@mariamonterofoto

Easy Preparation Summary

  1. We soak the soybeans for 12 hours
  2. We drain and rinse it, and put it in the blender glass with half of the water.
  3. We grind very well
  4. We strain the mixture
  5. We press the pulp with a spoon to extract the liquid well.
  6. We add the remaining water to this liquid and cook it for 20 minutes.
  7. We strain again
  8. We let it cool and package the soy milk.