Does anyone know how to make soy milk? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Does anyone have a good, foolproof recipe for making soymilk? I tried making some with a recipe from a Japanese cookbook and, even though I stirred like mad, the beans burned terribly. I've got the beans, the blender, the cheesecloth, I just need a foolproof recipe.

I used to have a recipe years ago from the East/West journal that worked, but I have since lost that. Also, any tips about how to avoid burning the beans, what is the best pan to use, etc.


-- Salmon Bay (z@z.x), April 20, 1999


Hi Salmon!..Search engines are wonderful, if they are used..My favorite is 'ASK JEEVES'..I asked how do you make Soymilk? Among the answers:

This may be what you're looking for.

\/\/illis in OKC, OK

-- Willis (, April 20, 1999.

Hi Willis,

Thanks for that link, however, when I typed it in it didn't work! Oh well. Yes, I like Ask Jeeves too, though it takes a long time to load. I'd rather get the soymilk information directly from the horse's mouth, so to speak. Soymilk seems to be a delicate operation. It seems to me that there must be someone out there who is experienced in making soymilk, who can give me some good tips. I'd like to hear from a pro!

-- Salmon Bay (xx@xzy.xzy), April 20, 1999.

First you suspend the ends of the bean on a sugar cubes. Then you get yourself a very very tiny stool and a thimball for a bucket. .....sorry, I couldn't resist.

-- faerie farmer (, April 21, 1999.

Salmon - Here is a recipe I have used successfully. Soak soybeans at least 24 hrs. Discard soaking H2O (into plants, garden,etc.- don't waste) Liquify 2 Cups soaked beans w/2 Quarts H2O Srain through cheesecloth (squeeze gently) Heat in double broiler for 15-20 min. Stir occasionally Cool and pour through strainer Can drink as is or add honey or rice syrup and oil (canola works best for me) and/or lecithin (makes it creamier) about 1 tbsp. of each in a blender. Also vanilla or carob powder is delicious. This is from the Ten Talents cook book. I've used this many times. Hope this helps. J.

-- Jim (, April 21, 1999.

I would like to point out that every woman who uses formula for her baby is going to have a major problem when Y2K arrives, and one of the few solutions might be the ability to make soy milk, which is actually better for them than cow's milk anyway.

Re: the above post: can you tell me about what quantity soybeans ends up to about what quantity of soymilk? Thanks.

PJ in TX

-- PJ Gaenir (, April 21, 1999.

Here is a web site for soy information. You can sign up for a newsletter that includes soy information and recipes. Hope this is helpful.


-- Mary Howe (, April 21, 1999.

Here is a link from LDS... though I am not affiliated, they have LOTS of information just like this! This is the same way I have made it and it does taste ok...

I also have a web page of bulk food/ food preservation recipe links:

Just cut and paste the URL to your browser window. I live in soybean country and think it is one great product!!! (NO- don't farm it...!!) Hope this helps!

-- Terri (, April 21, 1999.

Why bother?

-- A (, April 21, 1999.

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