|Last week I made a few batches of soap using fresh Soy Milk. Since Soy Milk is generally sweetened if you are purchasing it in the grocery store, you will want to make your own Soy Milk for soap. Today I am going to show you how to make Soy Milk using the SoyaPower Plus Soy Milk Maker.
This machine is fantastic and definitely worth the money put into it. If you are a little reluctant about purchasing this, we calculated that it could cost no more than $2.00 for a gallon of Soy Milk! Such a savings that the machine will pay for itself many times over! This cost is including a premium vanilla extract. If you are making Soy Milk for soap, then our cost was calculated at 36 cents for a gallon of fresh Soy Milk. You read that right, 36 cents a gallon. Don’t you wish you could power your car for 36 cents a gallon?!
Collect needed items:
Measure one scoop (a scoop is included in the box) of dried soybeans and then soak the dried soybeans in water for 8 to 12 hours. Once the soybeans have been soaked, drain the extra water and set the soybeans aside. Fill the SoyaPower Plus Soy Milk Maker with the required amount of water between the two lines on the inside of the pitcher. Add the soybeans and close the Soy Milk Maker, making sure you have locked the latches. Press the button that states “Soy Beans” and allow to run until finished processing, approximately 15 minutes. After the SoyaPower Plus Soy Milk Maker is finished, it will start beeping. Unplug the machine and remove the machine head from the pitcher. Place the mesh strainer over the translucent pitcher and pour the Soy Milk into the pitcher and allow the mesh strainer to sit for several minutes while the remaining Soy Milk drips out of the soybean pulp, also known as okara. I feed the okara to our chickens, but you can also use the okara for other foods like bread, burgers, cookies and more.
Now we have fresh Soy Milk! You can use this Soy Milk for making soap or tofu, or if you want to drink it, I have a fantastic recipe for a Vanilla Soy Milk that I love to drink or pour over cereal!
Making Vanilla Soy Milk:
Add 3 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the fresh Soy Milk. Stir until all ingredients are blended together. You can drink the Soy Milk warm, or you can chill it in the refrigerator. Yummy!
Before buying the SoyaPower Plus Soy Milk Maker we went to the web and did a lot of research. We also talked with our Soy Milk making friends. We found the SoyaPower Plus Soy Milk Maker to be the best model to buy. It is the best value (currently on sale AND free shipping) and the easiest to use. While we did find similar models (machines that can make rice, nut and other bean milks) we just couldn’t find a machine that offered more. We figure that a machine that does so much, comes so highly recommended by current users, doesn’t have a filter basket to clean, is the best value for the dollar AND has free shipping should be our recommendation to you. As you can see, Vanilla Soy Milk is my favorite. If you get a SoyaPower Plus Soy Milk Maker, let us know how you like your Soy Milk. I’ll post recipes here. Don’t forget to send us photos of your Soy Soap!
Tomorrow, I’ll show you how to make a face mask with the okara!