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I am shopping for a soy milk maker. Any input, suggestions, comments, product reviews, etc would be greatly appreciated as I have never used one of these gadgets before.
-- Elizabeth (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 2001
Don't know if this is quite the comment you want, lol, but I have looked at them and they are somewhat expensive, not to mention you have to be able to get the soybeans, and I think at the most they only make a quart at a time, which means I'd be running it all the time. After much thought I decided to buy the soymilk (still trying to decide which is the best-tasting) instead, since I feel eventually the price will go down as it becomes more available (many brands) in more places (more supermarkets are carrying it as well, although you may be able to get a better price at a health food store if it is a large and well- patronized one.
-- GT (email@example.com), November 28, 2001.
Tell me- were you shopping for a gift, or just wanting to make soy milk?
Carla Emery has a recipe in The Encyclopedia of Country Living that uses a blender. 1 1/2 cup soaked, well rinsed (in hot water) soybeans are put into the blender with 2 cups boiling water, the result is strained and the solids are put BACK into the blender with 2 cups COLD water. The milk should be cooked in a double boiler for at leased 30 minutes to make it more digestible. Some people add sweetner or vanilla.
-- Terri (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 2001.
Stupid questions here for Terri:
1. You are starting with dry soybeans (not fresh) that you have soaked for how long, overnight? That is, the measurement is with the soaked (expanded) soybeans?
2. Do you do anything with the liquid you get from the first draining (where you used the boiling water) or are you only using the liquid from the second draining (using the cold water)? Hmmm, I wounder if you could just do the whole thing over a double boiler using an immersion (stick) blender, and then strain it out (one less thing to wash, lol).
Again, I apologize for the questions.
-- GT (email@example.com), November 28, 2001.
Where do you buy soybeans for human consumption ?
-- Tradesman (Tradesman@noaddr.com), November 28, 2001.
I'm looking for a machine for my own use. I have made soy milk before by sprouting soy beans, grinding them in a blender, boiling, straining, etc, but it is time-consuming and uses more energy than a soy maker would. I only need a small amount at a time, so the machines that make a quart or two at a time would suit me. Soybeans can be purchased at health food stores, some grocery stores, or asian markets. They can also be purchased online, in bulk.
-- Elizabeth (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 28, 2001.
You may want to do an internet search on soy and soy products. There is a big controversy over soy and how it mimics estrogen in the body. The possibility is that it may do what estrogen does, that is cause early development in girls or problems in boys. Check it out. Mary
-- Mary Fraley (email@example.com), November 28, 2001.
Tradesman . You can buy edible soybeans from LAURA Foods,2304 150th street,Corwith IA. 50430. I have bought 50 pound of soybeans about 2 weeks ago. Great service and the beans are excellent. They sell several kinds,all gmo free and grown for humans.I got 50 pounds for $40.50 and free shipping.I am sorry I do not have their phone number but you can find them on the web just look up laura foods. hope this helps you ,you can order any amount fom i pound and up.I have made soy nuts with some(very good) and soy milk. I am going to try my hand at tofu making this weekend. Sure would like to have a soymilk maker. Any other Vegetarian Countrysiders out there? Everyone I know thinks I'm starving or a nut when they find out we are on a vegetarian colesterol free diet,but my dh and i are felling great. Hope this helps ,CARLA
-- carla sloan (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 2001.
Yes, you DO soak overnight. Dump the rinse water and rinse 3 times in hot water, stirring briskly. And, yes, you DO use both the hot and cold soy milk after straining. Refridgerate.
-- Terri (Hooperterri@prodigy.net), November 29, 2001.
I buy my soybeans from Chinese food grocers. They go for $0.59/lb, which is about half the price of those sold at health food stores. I live in Toronto, Canada, so prices must be different in the US, but I donít think the relative price (between Oriental and non-Oriental stores) is different.
-- (email@example.com), December 12, 2001.
Lately I have seen ads in Mother Earth News for Soy milk Makers. I don't have one handy to type in the company but maybe someone else will be kind and have it handy. Bernice
-- Bernice (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 2001.
How do you make soy nuts? I love them, very crunchy. They would make a great holiday gift......can you spare the details?
-- Anne (Healthytouch101@wildmail.com), December 12, 2001.
Can't help you with the soy nuts, I have never had them. Maybe someone else will come along and have a suggestion for you. I went ahead and ordered the Sanlix Soyajoy soy milk maker. I think it was delivered to my parents' today- I'll go over tonight and see if it is there. I am going to have to look for an asian grocery to see if they have cheap soy beans. I am interested in the Laura beans but when I priced them on the internet the shipping was almost as costly as the beans. I will post again in a few days when I have tried out the gadget and let you all know what the results are.
-- Elizabeth (email@example.com), December 12, 2001.