Organic Soy Milk – Simple, Cheap, Nutritious
Soybean milk, or known more affectionately as dao huey zui, is a popular drink in Singapore. It is often consumed chilled or served over ice cubes, although it can also be drank hot as well.
Soybean milk is one of the most nutritious drinks one can make in the comfort of their homes or personal pantries. It is packed with a healthy dose of proteins and vitamins A, B and D. Furthermore, making this drink yourself puts you fully in control of the drink’s sugar content, providing a healthy and sustainable alternative to sugary and unhealthy soft drinks.
All you need are three ingredients in this recipe. Take note that these quantities should be increased/decreased in proportion to the number of servings desired.
- ½ cup Soybeans (choose organic or non-GMO beans, such as those sold in our store!)
- 4 cups water for blending, more water as required for soaking and rinsing
- Sugar – as required
Other equipment you will require are:
- A blender or food processor
- A saucepan or pot
- A stove/induction cooker
- A coffee filtration cloth, or any kind of filtering cloth
Making this drink is a quick and fuss-free process.
- Rinse the soybeans thoroughly with water to clean out any remnant dirt or soil. Soak them in water overnight, or for at least 6 hours.
- Discard water and rinse soybeans again.
- Remove soybean skins as much as possible. Add soybeans and water into food processor.
- Blend until smooth and strain the mixture use any form of filtration cloth
- Heat the strained mixture in a saucepan or pot and simmer until the milk reaches your desired consistency
- Strain one last time to rid milk of any solids or soybean residue
- Add sugar to taste and store in refrigerator once cooled. The milk can be stored for up to four days in the refrigerator without any preservatives.
Soybean milk can be enjoyed on its own, or with youtiao or your favourite pastry.
Cultures for Health. (2020). Recipe: Homemade Soy Milk. Cultures for Health. https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/recipe/yogurt-recipes/homemade-soy-milk/.
Low, B. Y. (2019). Soy Milk. Rasa Malaysia. https://rasamalaysia.com/soy-milk-recipe/.