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#1 TammyWright

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 03:29 PM

I made homemade soybean milk today. it is a little time consuming but so good...it is really rich and yummy (if you like soy milk)

you need to soak the beans overnight and take off as many of the husks of the beans as you can (they usually float to the top of the water)...

then blens until really fine w/water, strains through cheescloth and boil/simmer for about 20 minutes...i added sugar and some vanilla to mine.

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    Posted 25 August 2007 - 05:35 PM

    Is soy milk good? I mean obviously you like it, but what I mean is, is it an acquired taste or is it not much different than cow milk. I usually drink skim milk.

    I was thinking of trying it because its high in protein, but wasn't too sure. I think I may have had soy silk before? Didn't seem too bad.

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      Posted 25 August 2007 - 10:07 PM

      YUM, I love soy milk, I dont think I could ever make my own you truly are a little chef, I on the other hand am lucky if my peanut butter and jelly turns out right.
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      Posted 25 August 2007 - 10:13 PM

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      Is soy milk good? I mean obviously you like it, but what I mean is, is it an acquired taste or is it not much different than cow milk. I usually drink skim milk.

      I was thinking of trying it because its high in protein, but wasn't too sure. I think I may have had soy silk before? Didn't seem too bad.
      well, i grew up drinking it because my mom used to make it...and it is very common in vietnamese culture (like they drink it warm and cold)...so i have always liked it...but steve didnt grow up with it and it is all he drinks...he puts in on his cereal while i use whole milk in my cereal. i made this soymilk to try out my new blender and because steve likes it...it is sort or a creamy treat for him

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      YUM, I love soy milk, I dont think I could ever make my own you truly are a little chef, I on the other hand am lucky if my peanut butter and jelly turns out right.
      it is fairly easy to make but just takes time. it is different than soymilk at the grocery store...a little richer and creamier...i might have to add more water to it.

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      #5 Jessica

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        Posted 25 August 2007 - 10:20 PM

        I don't think soy milk tastes similiar to cow's milk at all, but I can't stand the taste of cow milk. I only drink soy because I can't stomach the taste of "regular" milk.

        I think it's delicious! You can also get premixed chocolate flavor. I've never tried making it myself though (plain soymilk I mean) but it sounds yummy.

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        Posted 25 August 2007 - 10:28 PM

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        I don't think soy milk tastes similiar to cow's milk at all, but I can't stand the taste of cow milk. I only drink soy because I can't stomach the taste of "regular" milk.

        I think it's delicious! You can also get premixed chocolate flavor. I've never tried making it myself though (plain soymilk I mean) but it sounds yummy.
        i dont like the taste of regular cow's milk and can only put it in my cereal...or in a latte...i could never drink a glass of milk growing up.

        i love the taste of soymilk...

        here's the recipe:

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        Recipe:

        2 cups of dried soybeans
        4 glasses water (about 8-9 cups)
        2 tablespoons to ¼ cup of honey(or sweetener of your choice)
        1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
        Big pot and cheesecloth (gangi gudda/cotton cloth)

        Preparation is real simple and 3 steps.
        (1) Soak and rub (2) Blend and extract (3) Boil and chill.

        Soak and Rub:
        Soak the beans overnight in lot of water. They expand considerably, so take a big vessel and add at least two to three glasses of water for them to soak. By Morning, they will double in size. Rub soybeans with hands to remove the outer covering. The flimsy outer covering will easily separate from the beans and will float to the top. With hand, scoop them and remove. Repeat like this, two or three times to remove the covering. I was able to remove the outer layer for at least 75 percent of Soya beans.

        Extracted soymilk and the squeezed out soybean pulp

        Blend and Extract:
        Pour the beans into a colander to drain the water. Take the beans in a blender and in batches, grind them into smooth puree adding water.

        Keep a big pot on the side. Cover it with a cheesecloth or gangi gudda/cotton cloth. Pour the pureed bean mixture into the cloth. Pull the cloth together and twist and allow dripping for few minutes. And then with your hands gently squeeze as much milk as possible. Take care not to squeeze the soya bean pulp.

        Do this in batches. I kept the squeezed out soya bean pulp from each batch on a plate. Finally I blended this pulp again two times, adding water, to extract as much soymilk as possible.

        Boil and Chill:
        Pour the milk through a fine sieve into a big pot. You see white foam (the kind, that forms when you blend urad dal or moong dal) floating on the top of milk. Scoop it with a spoon or with your hand. I did this to clear the surface of milk.

        Bring the milk to a boil. Add honey and vanilla. Reduce the heat to medium. Partially covered, simmer it for about 30 minutes, stirring in-between. Just like cows milk, layers of skin (meegada) were forming on top, I removed the skin (meegada) layers to a cup and later added this meegada to the ‘aloo chole’ I was preparing for supper. The meegada skins tasted melting delicious.

        Allow the milk to cool to room temperature. Pour into a clean bottle and keep the bottles in the refrigerator to chill. Serve and enjoy.

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          Posted 26 August 2007 - 06:23 PM

          Quote:
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          well, i grew up drinking it because my mom used to make it...and it is very common in vietnamese culture (like they drink it warm and cold)...so i have always liked it...but steve didnt grow up with it and it is all he drinks...he puts in on his cereal while i use whole milk in my cereal. i made this soymilk to try out my new blender and because steve likes it...it is sort or a creamy treat for him


          it is fairly easy to make but just takes time. it is different than soymilk at the grocery store...a little richer and creamier...i might have to add more water to it.
          It sounds really good!! I might have to try it! I'm not a huge milk person either, usually just for cereal or the with the occasional cookie, lol!

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            Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:21 PM

            I have a question, Jen posted on here not to drink a lot of soy milk if you are pregnant. I forgot to ask my doc when I was there but has anyone else been told this? I hate hate hate milk and I always drink soy, but lately I have been skipping out on soy and just using skim on my cereal every once in awhile. any advice

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            Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:59 PM

            Quote:
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            I have a question, Jen posted on here not to drink a lot of soy milk if you are pregnant. I forgot to ask my doc when I was there but has anyone else been told this? I hate hate hate milk and I always drink soy, but lately I have been skipping out on soy and just using skim on my cereal every once in awhile. any advice
            i wasnt told not to drink soy milk...i think everything is ok in moderation. i know you are supposed to drink whole milk for the extra vitamins but those with gestation diabetes it sometimes can cause their blood levels to go through the roof.

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              Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:16 PM

              Quote:
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              i wasnt told not to drink soy milk...i think everything is ok in moderation. i know you are supposed to drink whole milk for the extra vitamins but those with gestation diabetes it sometimes can cause their blood levels to go through the roof.

              gosh I feel like I need to learn so much! So should I be drinking whole milk now or later in?




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