Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Soya Milk (豆奶) (Home made)

It's been a while since I last make a batch of home made soya milk.  

This time round, I used organic soya bean as I was told that soya bean is the most GMO (genetically modified organismgrains.  Sounds pretty scary isn't it?

When my kids were young, I was very tempted to start them on organic produce but I was warned that this might also reduce their tolerance level to normal food.  As the sayings goes “垃圾吃,垃圾大 (in hokkien)”, sometime holds some truth to it.  As I grew up in an extremely clean environment, I was so prone to illness and diarrhea whereas my hubby grew up in a kampong and he is so strong and can take any food without issues.

I was relatively surprised that organic produce in the States has nearly the same pricing as non organic.  Strange isn't it?  I believe that explains why organic food is a way more successful over there than here.  

Enough of my thoughts, let's have a glass of wholesome goodness.  I am very sure my little girl will be delighted to see this as she totally loves soya milk (豆奶).

What you need:

200g soy beans
1000ml water + 1000ml water
Pandan leaves (4 - 5)
Sugar to taste


Soak soy beans overnight. Discard soaking water.

Put all the beans into a blender with 1000ml water. Blend until very fine, for about 2 minutes. (I divide this into two because my blender couldn't take it all)

Pour blended beans into a muslin bag and using your hand to press to extract milk.

Repeat blending process with another 1000ml water, and extract milk.

*** You can Choose to combine 1st and 2nd extract together. I find that using just the second extract, the soy taste is not strong. Thus for further, I will just both the 1st and 2nd extract.

Put extracted milk into a pot/saucepan and put in a pandan leaf(stripped and tied into a knot).

On medium heat, bring it to a boil.

Be very careful and watch the pot carefully. The milk overflows easily when it’s boiling.

Season with sugar.



  1. 垃圾吃,垃圾大...LOL..my mom used to say that when she picked up the dropped food on the table or even on the floor.
    Homemade soya milk tastes the best!

    1. hahaha.... I hear this phrase very often esp when I taken ill eating in a not so clean environment.


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