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Protein-Packed Fresh Homemade Soy Milk Recipe

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FRESH SOY MILK RECIPE
Homemade soy milk is much healthier than commercial versions which have significant amounts of additives (sugar) and are pasteurized.  The best part about making homemade soy milk with a high powered commercial blender, is that you save A LOT of time.  Specialized (and expensive) soy milk makers require the soybeans to be soaked overnight.  This process takes approximately 20 min, and then it must be filtered.  With a Blendtec or Vitamix blender NO soaking or filtering is necessary, and it takes only a few minutes!  Another great reason to make soy milk at home, is it’s extremely inexpensive.  We buy a bag of soybeans at a local Asian food market for around $1, and it produces about 10 gallons of soy milk!

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Soy Milk Recipe Quick & Easy

Blender Babes
3.4 from 5 votes
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces uncooked soy beans
  • 2 cups hot filtered water

Sweetener Suggestions

  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sugar substitute such as Stevia

Flavor Suggestions

  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Pure Maple extract
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate
  • Other favorite flavor

Instructions
 

  • Add above ingredients to jar and secure the lid.
  • Blendtec: Press the SOUP Button two (2) times (3 min total)
  • Vitamix: Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Run for 6 minutes.
  • Add your favorite sweetener and/or flavor and run for 10 seconds.
  • Drink hot or store in fridge in glass jar for up to 3 days.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

Notes

Some people like to add a little salt.
The vanilla flavor is also a favorite and is known to neutralize the "beany" taste pretty well.
To make a creamier (thicker) soy milk, use more soybeans. We use a general ratio of 1 oz of soybeans per 1 Cup of water.
MAKE SURE you use HOT water to make proper soy milk. The high powered blender will take it to boil, which is important for the process.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
The oldest evidence of soy milk production is from China where a kitchen scene proving use of soy milk is incised on a stone slab dated around AD 25–220. Soy milk (also called soya milk, soymilk, soybean milk, or soy bean juice) and sometimes referred to as soy drink/beverage has about the same amount of  protein (though not the same amino acid profile) as cow’s milk.  Soy milk contains about the same proportion of protein as cow’s milk: around 3.5%; also 2% fat, 2.9% carbohydrate. Soymilk contains no lactose, which makes it a good alternative for lactose-intolerant people.  (Source: Wikipedia)

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Tarashaun Hausner
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Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

16 thoughts on “Protein-Packed Fresh Homemade Soy Milk Recipe”

  1. I would like to make soymilk with sprouted soybeans- would you be able to give me instructions for Plain soaked or sprouted soybeans- would they be different?

    1. Hi Jyoti! I love that you’re using sprouted soybeans! Extra EXTRA healthy! 🙂 The instructions would be the same even if the soybeans have been sprouted or soaked.

  2. Hello,
    Are these Asian soybeans yiu buy and use organic and non gmo?
    Have you looked at Laura’s Soybeans here in the US? Ww shkuld try to,support American farmers when possible. Especially when they follow organic and non gmo practices

  3. Thanks for the recipe! I have a Vitamix with the Soup function. Can I follow the Blendtec instructions instead of the Vitamix if I use the Soup function?

  4. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I had a soy milk maker and found it very time-consuming and cumbersome to clean, so much so that I only used it a couple of times. This method is super quick, easy and tasty with only minutes worth of clean-up time. I used the soup setting on my Vitamix and it turned out great! I like the fact that we can have it unfiltered in order to keep more fiber than the store variety. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience with a soy milk maker Lyndi! We feel your pain, cuz it WAS a pain! So glad you enjoyed our How To and your now quick and easy homemade soy milk in your Vitamix! 🙂 HAPPY BLENDING!

  5. not sure why someone would ever rate this only 1 star 😕
    It was quick and easy, taste is excellent! I still filtered it at the end, but even without filtering it was really really good. It reminds me more of Asian Style soy milk than Silk that you can buy at the store, maybe that’s why the other poster didn’t like it?

    1. Thanks for the message, we appreciate your feedback! We felt the same way but everyone has different tastes. 🙂 HAPPY BLENDING!

  6. 1 star
    There are virtually no comments on this recipe because everyone must be smarter than me and wouldn’t try this. It did make a soymilk as stated but the flavor is awful! Using the best organic beans I could get my hands on it was still really bad. I really think the soy beans need to be soaked and cooked.

    1. That’s a good idea Emberly! We’ve made this and always add sweetener and vanilla because we don’t really like it plain. That’s the quick and easy version. You can definitely soak the beans prior but I don’t believe cooking is necessary as they get cooked in the blender.

  7. I am so glad to have stumbled upon this post! I have been making soy milk for making tofu the old fashion way with the big pot on the stove. I had even been blending my soaked beans and water in my vita-mix before cooking for 20 minutes on the stove worrying about it foaming over, when I could have just left it to cook in the blender. Thanks for this huge time saver.

    In your recipe it says nothing about straining the okara, soybean pulp, out of the milk after cooking, do you skip this step?

  8. This seems so much easier to make then the way my grandmother made it for me when I was younger. I remember the whole,soaking the beans overnight and then because back then we didn’t have a high power blender, she would blend it in a regular blender then have to strain the milk from the pulp in a milk bag. Then follow that with bringing it to a boil to on the stove to get the sugar to incorporate and dissolve. It was literally a whole day process! I can’t wait to try this!!!!!! And now it’s my turn to be able to make the sweet soy-milk treat drink for my grandmother this time!!!
    I’m so excited to have found your website!!!

    1. We are so excited for you and WELCOME Jamie! I made soy milk A LOT and used to hear the stories of how long it took to make with expensive/special soy milk makers. It’s a snap with these blenders! 🙂

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