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Ellen vs. Homemade Soy Milk - part 2

The soy milk experiment was a success!! From 577 grams of soy beans ($2 worth), I made ONE GALLON of delicious milk!







Here's what happened today:

Turning the beans into a foamy paste: Moderately Easy

I drained the soaking beans and put them in the processor with some water. What made this slightly harder than totally easy is that 1) I have a four cup food processor so I had to do it in lots of batches and 2) I didn't process the first couple of batches long enough so I had to repeat the processing. The goal with this is to make it thick and foamy.


Boiling the soy bean mixture: Easy But Incredibly Messy
I added the thick foamy mixture to some pre-heated water. Even after splitting it into four different pots, it still tried to overflow.


Separating the Soy Milk from the Okara: Easy but HOT
After 20 minutes, it was time to separate the soy milk from the fibrous bean part, called okara. This is done by pouring the whole mixture into a cotton muslin bag and then squeezing the bag to get all of the soy milk out of the okara.


If you are using regular plastic kitchen gloves to do this, I would recommend putting on liners underneath the gloves.




And that is it! We have soy milk. Now to make the tofu...





Comments

  1. Nice going!

    So...is soy ice cream next? You know, to alongside the sticky toffee pudding and all...

    - O

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  2. Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding might not be as tasty as the original "pound of butter and a gallon of heavy cream" version, but we might just have to give it a try...

    http://theveganronin.blogspot.com/2008/04/sticky-toffee-pudding.html

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  3. That's awesome;P

    Kara

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