What I love about making my own milk is that it’s just a cool thing to say to people when they drink it! Well once you’ve clarified that it’s not sourced from your bosom to clear any confusion (if you’re a woman- not that I had to verify that at all). It may be a bit farfetched, but after today, I really think milk can be made out of pretty much anything! I’ll definitely try and ‘milkify’ what I can, as weird as that sounds.
Though one step at a time. I made this milk with dried soybeans. Also discovered you can do the same with soybean powder. Yes it is effort and most likely unnecessary since you can buy soya milk pretty much anywhere. But at least when you make it at home, it’s cheaper, you can control the sugar content, flavour it how you so wish, there are no additives (as long as the beans don’t have any) and no plastic/tetra waste.
As long as you have a blender and some soybeans, this’ll be done in a jiffy.
Makes 1 litre
- 180g dry soya beans
- 1 litre water
- Soak soybeans overnight.
- Add the soaked beans and water to a food processor and blitz until a smooth, white liquid appears.
- Strain into a saucepan to remove the solid particles and boil for 10-15 minutes.
Add sugar and vanilla if you prefer sweet milk. I use mine for cooking so the milk minus the sweetness works best for me.