Soya Milk Is Highly Nutritious And Here’s How To Make Yours In 15 Easy Steps

Soya milk or soymilk is a plant-based drink produced by soaking and grinding soybeans, boiling the mixture, and filtering out remaining particulates. It is a refreshing rich drink which contains Vitamins A, B and D.

It is equally a great alternative to cow milk for those who are lactose intolerance.

Try your hands on this soya milk recipe from All Nigerian Recipes


  • 1 De Rica cup soya beans
  • 4 litres (1 gallon) cold water
  • 15 dates
  • 1 vanilla pod or 1 cap vanilla flavour

READ – How To Make Healthy Tiger Nut (Ofio) Milk in 6 Easy Steps

Tools needed

  • Blender


  1. Rinse and soak the soya beans overnight or for at least 10 hours. Use a generous amount of water. Do not soak it for longer than this time because it will start having a fermented smell and taste.
  2. After almost 10 hours, rinse and remove the seeds from the dates. Then cut into pieces.
  3. Cut the vanilla along with the pod and set aside. Cutting the pod exposes the vanilla beans where all the flavour is.
  4. After 10 hours, you will notice that the soya beans are swollen, softer and the skin comes off easily.
  5. Rub the soaked soya beans between your palms to separate the skin from the beans.
  6. Pour more water and watch the skin come to the surface.
  7. Decant the skin using the method of decanting the skin when peeling beans for Nigerian Moi Moi.
  8. When there is no more skin, blend the soya beans and dates in a blender till smooth. To do this, put some beans in the blender, add some dates and pour water to cover the beans then blend.
  9. Strain the blend using a sieve.
  10. Pour the resulting soya milk into a big pot and start cooking on medium heat. Stir it often so it does not stick to the bottom of the pot.
  11. When it is about to boil, scoop out the foam so it does not overflow.
  12. Add the vanilla pods. Keep stirring and keep cooking for another 5 minutes, stirring all the time.
  13. Turn off the heat and leave to cool down completely.
  14. Then strain again using a chiffon cloth, cheesecloth or lady’s stocking to remove the finest particles.
  15. Pour into a bottle, cover and keep in your fridge. Drink within 2 or 3 days. If you want to keep it for much longer, keep it in the freezer.

Also, watch this detailed video tutorial.

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