I got my new soymilk maker finally! I have developed a sensitivity to milk, so I have been using soymilk in my breakfast cereal for a while now. Because it is expensive and I am extremely frugal (ok- cheap), I have been making my own at home.
The process is easy enough: Soak the beans, run them through the blender with a quart of water, cook them over medium heat for 20 minutes, clean up the boiled over mess all over the stove. Next pour them through cheesecloth into a bowl to tweak the final flavor with vanilla and suger.
Lots of mess, lots of time spent. I needed an easier way to go. That is where my Joyoung CTS1048 comes in.
I wanted to buy one locally, but this is Napa and we really are a small town so no luck there. I went on Amazon and found a great deal: Joyoung Soybean Milk Maker
It came with a small sample pack of Lauras soybeans. And a coupon for more. They are a family owned farm in Iowa and I have to say their beans are great. Non-GMO, etc. Visit their website for a closer look.
- First assemble your ingredients- 1 level measure of soybeans,
1 Tablespoon of uncooked white rice
2 Tablespoons of uncooked rolled oats
- Rinse the soybeans 3 times to remove excess starches.
Cover with about 3 inches of water.
Soak for 8-10 hours for the best results.
- Add water to the pitcher according to the package instructions.
Pour in the soaked soybeans, rice and oats.
- Put the top onto the jug- be sure to properly align the top with the pitcher.
Plug in the unit and press the correct button.
- It will be done in about 15 minutes- you will hear the beeping.
- Strain the milk into a mixing bowl.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, a pinch of salt and 2 Tablespoons of sugar.
Mix well with a spoon or a whisk.
- Pour the soymilk into a pitcher or a jar and store in the refrigerator.
My milk seems to keep for about a week without any problems.
- Clean the unit according to the directions. I found that if I do it right away it wipes clean very easily.
Some people like to cook with the leftover ground bean mixture.
I add mine to the chickens food- they love it