When I visited my mom, I asked her to make sữa đậu nành (soy milk). I have a very clear picture from my childhood, of my mother crouched in our little apartment, squeezing out soy milk. Now that soy milk is readily available, my mom has not made it in years. It was amazing to realize how easy it is, just a few simple steps and no additives.
Homemade Soy Milk (Sữa Đậu Nành)
The soy milk can be flavoured with whatever you like. We used leftover pandan leaves my mom had in the freezer. You could add some vanilla extract instead.
* 300 g soy beans
* 8 cups of water
* ¾ cup sugar, optional or to taste
* flavour to taste, vanilla or pandan leaves
Soak soy beans overnight.
Drain the beans.
Blend one cup of beans with 2 cups of water, and put through a cloth bag.
Extract the liquid by twisting the bag.
Repeat until all the soy beans have been used up.
Place the liquid in a pot and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat down.
Add sugar and the flavouring of your choice.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Store in fridge.
Soy beans that have been soaked are blended with water.
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