Easy Soy Milk Recipe & How to Separate Pulp without Straining


Cost of Store Bought vs Homemade Soy Milk

The empty cartons probably cost more than the actual soybeans in that milk, dues to the amount of water and fillers added!
According to my calculations, store bought soy milk contains about half the nutrients compared to homemade soy milk. Based on Whole Foods retail price of soybeans at $2.20/lb., store bought organic soy milk has a value of soybeans of about $0.70/64 oz. Obviously, the manufacturers do not buy soy beans at Whole Foods, it probably cost them no more than $0.35/64 oz.

2 quarts of organic soy milk:
Store bought  ~$4-$6.00
Homemade ~$1.00 (I use more soybeans than store bought. If you use the same amount of soybeans then it is only $0.70 for 2 quarts)

1lb of soybeans ($2.20 for organic) makes about 1.5 gallons of soy milk

Best Soy Making Machine

I had owned several soymilk making machines. Some of the machines smelled like plastic when they were cooking, so I believe it is important to choose an interior (top and bottom) entirely made from stainless steel.  Large capacity is important for a family. Base on my research and experience, the best soy milk machine is SoyaJoy G4. I bought mine used. It was in like new condition, and I have been using it for several years, and it is still running like new!

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Do soy beans need to be soaked?

Soaking is already my habit, but you do not have to soak if you forget or do not have time. You can make soy milk in about 30 min. using the Soyajoy G4 "dry beans" function. There are claims that soaking the beans yields more and makes a better quality milk, but even if you do not soak it is still better and costs you much less than store bought soy milk.

Super easy

Easy Soy Milk Recipe & How to Separate Pulp without Straining
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 5m


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 0.75 Cup Soy beans
  • Water


  1. Using Soy Milk Maker
    SOAKING - Soak 3/4 - 1 cup (for several batches soak more beans see bellow SAVING WATER, CLEANING TIME & EFFORT TIP) of dry soy beans for at least 6-8 hours, for a longer soaking time keep them in the refrigerator*. Soyajoy G4 recommend to use 3/4 cup of dry soybeans, but I prefer to use 1 cup. Also, if you are going to make soy yogurt It is better to use 1 cup, since you get thicker yogurt without any thickeners. Soaking is optional if your soy milk maker has dry bean function. For every cup, add about 4 cups of water. Soaked beans will increase in size up to 3 times.
    *Often I am not sure when I will have time to make soy milk, so I just place soy beans to soak in the refrigerator, they can soak there safely for several days even without changing the water.
  2. RINSING - Rince soy beans.
  3. ADD SOYBEANS - Add soy beans in the soy making machine pot.
  4. ADD WATER - Add water into the cooking pot up to the water level mark.
  5. PRESS THE BUTTON - Press designated button for "dry deans" or "soaked beans".

    SKIP THE PLASTIC - Most (even stainless steel) soy milk maker come with a plastic pitcher, which I do not recommend using it, especially for hot/warm milk, since plastic will leach toxic chemicals, especially if it contacts with fatty or hot/warm food. It kind of defeats the purpose of using stainless steel soy milk maker.
    SEPARATING PULP WITHOUT STRAINING - When milk is ready if you just pour into the glass jar and let it sit, pulp naturally sinks to the bottom. So if you are busy you can skip the straining part.
    SAVING WATER, CLEANING TIME & EFFORT - I usually make several (4-5) batches of soy milk without cleaning pot in between batches, it saves me a lot of effort and time and saves water as a bonus!

Recipe notes


Soy Pulp (okara) - Since I do not strain my milk, I just let it sink to the bottom, I end up with a lot of wet okara, that I use to make "second" milk, I just add water to the wet okara, mix well, let it sit so pulp sink on the bottom and then I get more milk, thinner (kind of like a store bought), but still good for smoothies, muesli or cereal. Soy okara is my favorite pulp to make recipes, it is much smoother and tastier than any other plant milk pulp. I have used okara in various recipes: breads, pancakes, veggie burgers, desserts, bars...
Soy Milk -  I ferment it into yogurt and make cheeses.


Soy Milk - Store each batch in a 1 half gallon (64 oz.) or 2 quart Mason Jars in the refrigerator for about a week.
Okara - My experience is that my left over okara will last in the refrigerator for about a week or in the freezer for several months.


(diet, vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free)
Per Serving


Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Thank you for your detailed instructions and useful tips. I just bought a SoyaJoy G4 and I love it....
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- Annie

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