UACES Facebook How to Make Homemade Soymilk - May 2013

How to Make Homemade Soymilk - May 2013

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[How to Make Soybean Milk with Rhonda Carroll, Brinkley, Arkansas. University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]

To make soybean milk, it’s nice to have a husband that grows soybeans and you can just run out to the bins and take your bucket out there and scoop you up a big thing of soybeans. If you don’t have that, you can buy soybeans all day long on the Internet. You can just find them. [Video shows audience of 4-H and FFA youth.]

OK, I have to talk a lot to make it look like I’m really doing a lot of work because making soybean milk is really easy. You have a little measuring cup, you go to your bucket, you dip up this much soybeans. That’s all it takes. And this makes one-and-a-half quarts of milk. But you take the soybeans, you take them and you put them in a bowl and you soak them overnight. [Rhonda gets a small cup of soybeans and places them in a bowl.]

So you’re starting out with soybeans, dry soybeans, this much soybeans, When you soak them overnight, they look like this. They kind of look like black-eyed peas after they’re soaked. They’re bigger, they’re oval shaped, they’re not round anymore and they look like that.  They have a real nutty smell to them. [Rhonda's shows zip bags of dry soybeans and soybeans after they have soaked.]

So you get ready to make your soybean milk. You fill your container. Look, it’s even got a handy little dandy line on how to fill it up. Fill it up to right there with water. You take your soybeans that you’ve soaked overnight. You just take them and you dump them over in there. [Rhonda takes the metal container of the soymilk machine, fill the container to the line and then adds the zip bag of soaked soybeans.]

Now here comes the hard part. You take your machine. You see it’s got a little blender on it. A little grinder. This grinder’s going to grind the soybeans up. This is a heating tube. It’s going to heat the soybeans up and pasteurize it. You take the guard, you put it on there, fasten it, you sit it down in there, we plug it up, there’s a little button here that says soybean milk. You push the soybean milk button. You push the button and it’s going to make soybean milk. [Rhonda puts the guard onto the top of the machine, places it in the container, plugs in the machine and turns it on.]

It takes about 18 minutes to 20 minutes. When you get through, you have a little strainer. You strain out all those soybeans that have been ground up and roasted up inside here. When you strain it up, you have milk. It’s that easy. [Rhonda shows a pitcher of soymilk.]

[For more information on soybean products visit University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension University of Arkansas System, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]


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