Soy Bean Milk Recipes

Soy bean milk is a healthy alternative to regular milk. It is great for those who are lactose intolerant,is low in fat and tastes great. Here is an easy soy milk recipe...

Soy bean milk is a very good alternative to cow's milk. It provides protein which is of plant origin and does not contain cholesterol.

One cup of soy milk contains only 5 grams of total fat whereas there is 8 grams of total fat in the same amount of cow's milk. Soy milk is perfect for people who are lactose intolerant, for vegetarians, for those who are allergic to animal milk, and for those who are suffering from diarrhea.

There are many types of soy beans and they all can be used to make soy bean milk. When buying soya beans, make sure that the beans are whole and not cracked and are not green in color. A good reason why you should make your own soy milk is that the milk you make at home will not contain any added preservatives (not to mention it is cheaper to make it yourself).



Ingredients for soy milk:

1 lb. uncooked soy beans, washed and cleaned of stones

Fresh water

Brown or white sugar

A small piece of fresh ginger or fresh orange peel

Equipment:

1 large pot

Muslin cloth (cheese cloth doesn't work very well)

Containers to store the soy milk in

A food processor

Big bowls or containers

1. Soak the beans in a large bowl overnight.

2. The next day, dump out the water that the beans have been soaking in.

3.Place some beans and fresh water in a food processor in a ratio of 1 part bean to 2 parts water, and grind the beans.

4. Spoon out the ground soy beans into another bowl and repeat the previous step until all the soy beans are ground up.

5. Place a handful of the ground beans in the middle of a piece of muslin cloth. Gather the four corners together and squeeze the soy milk into a pot. Repeat this step till all of the beans are squeezed dry.

6. Place the pot of freshly squeezed soy milk on the stove. Wash and cut a small piece of fresh ginger and place that into the pot of milk. You can substitute the ginger with fresh or dried orange peel. The ginger or orange peel will take away the beany smell of the milk.

7. Bring the milk to a rolling boil and add the sugar of your choice. The amount of sugar is up to you. Stirring the milk occasionally will prevent a film from forming.

8. Remove the ginger or peel, cover the pot and let the milk cool down. Then pour into containers and refrigerate the milk immediately.

9. The left over ground soy can be used to make soy burgers or as a filler in your favorite chilli.

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