Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

Homemade Soy milk

The healthiest soy milk is homemade soy milk!

Soy milk is a popular lactose and dairy free alternative to cow’s milk. It’s plant-based, high in protein, compares nutritionally to cow’s milk and can be used in place of dairy milk in beverages, cooking and baking.

Unfortunately, the majority of soy milk at the super market come from genetically modified (GMO) crops and may also contain other ingredients such as preservatives, sugar, flavouring and fillers, along with added vitamins and minerals to help boost the nutritional value.

Luckily, by making soy milk at home with organic soybeans, you’re able to control exactly what goes into your milk. With the Vibe Blender system, making soy milk is an easy process, using just two ingredients – soybeans and water. Buying soy beans in bulk is also very cost effective. 

Homemade soy milk


It’s well known that legumes can cause tummy issues. Soaking the beans overnight, softens the beans but also helps to make the beans more digestible. If you are extra sensitive, adding a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice or whey to your beans while they are soaking will help draw out more of the phytic acid content in the beans. Doing this will not affect the flavour of the milk. 


Soybeans are a legume that can’t be eaten raw, so unlike other homemade plant-based milk methods, soy milk must be cooked before consuming. Boiling the soy milk is an essential step. The skin that forms on the milk is an indication that the plant protein has changed, and the soy milk is ready for consumption. If the soy milk is not cooked properly, it might cause an upset stomach and even be toxic.

Homemade soy milk


Homemade soy milk has quite a strong flavour and might taste quite different from the sugar sweetened store-bought variety you are familiar with. You can experiment with the base recipe and include your preferred sweetener to the blender jug. A little bit or honey, maple syrup or a medjool date are delicious, healthy options. Also, for some flavour variations, add cacao or vanilla.



½ cup of organic soybeans
2-3 cups water for soaking
4 cups water for blending

Optional extras
1 medjool date
1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup or honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 -2 teaspoons of cacao powder (combined with a sweetener)


1.   Soak the soybeans in water for six hours or overnight.
2.   Drain and rinse the beans
Add the soaked beans to the Vibe blender jug with 4 cups of water. Add your sweetener now also if using.

Homemade soy milk

4.   Secure the lid on the blender jug, choose ‘smoothie’ mode and blend for 40-60 seconds.
5.   Pour the mixture into a nut milk bag. Squeeze and twist on the bag until all the liquid drains into the bowl. Discard or compost the left-over soy pulp.
6.   Pour the milk into a large saucepan.
7.   Gently simmer the milk for 15- 20 minutes. Keep a close eye on the milk as it comes to the boil. It can rise and spill over very quickly.

Homemade soy milk

   While heating, remove the foam that starts floating on top.

9.   Let the milk cool down in the saucepan, then remove the skin that forms on the top.
10.  Pour the milk into a clean, air-tight jar
11.  Store your homemade soy milk in the fridge for 3-5 days

You might also like to make homemade oat milk, almond milk , coconut milk or cashew, coconut and oat milk. We also show you how to make soy milk yogurt here.


homemade soy milk

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