Homemade Cinnamon & Honey Soy Milk

by Kiran on March 13, 2012 · 102 comments

in Beverages, Nut Milk

Happy Tuesday!!!

I feel compelled to lecture you again about, “how time flies” and “what the heck, it’s March the 13th already?!” But let’s save you from a broken record that rewinds and enunciate about the same problem, over and over again.

Argh! I can be so irritating. But making homemade soy beans on the other hand, is not.

This is something you want to make, over and over again and not get bored.

Well, if boredom sticks to you like glue, have a cuppa and carry on reading here 🙂

Soy beans has a special place in my heart. Nothing seriously ill, just a fondness.

Naturally I would love to dive into a cup whenever I get a chance since I grew up indulging in boat-load of soy milk and pudding. I’ve never learnt how to make it until recently. There’s a distinct difference in flavor. It tastes fresher, lighter and not chalky at all.

Chalky is blah.


Do it now.

Do you need anymore convincing? I just did it for you, in capital letters.

Darn, I should have used bold fonts or perhaps underlined it? MISO-pportunity.

I chose to flavor it with cinnamon and honey. And you can absolutely go with the drift or create your own concoction.

Just don’t tell me about it. I might cry of jealousy.

Ok, tell me about it and I would pray that I have the ingredients in my pantry to recreate.

I wonder how would it taste with peanut butter? Or nutella? Or Almond milk mixed in? Drooling much? Pick up your jaw and get working on this recipe.

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  • 2 cups organic dried soy beans
  • 3 cups water
  • to flavor: cinnamon powder & honey


  1. Soak beans for 6-12 hours (preferably overnight). Rinse and switch out water* in between.
  2. Rinse beans and add it in a saucepan with enough water* to submerge beans. Boil beans for 40-45 minutes on medium high heat. Stir and add more water (if needed) to avoid burn.
  3. Skim out particles/foam that floats during the boiling process.
  4. Allow beans to cool before blending.
  5. Line a huge fine mesh strainer/colander/sieve with cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl or pot.
  6. Add 1 cup of beans at a time in a high capacity blender with 1.5 cups of water. Blend until smooth.
  7. Remove blended soy milk and strain the liquid through cheesecloth. Twist and squeeze as much liquid as possible.
  8. Repeat for the balance of soybeans.
  9. Pour freshly pressed soy milk into a pitcher and chill before serving.
  10. To serve, add a dash of cinnamon powder and a drizzle of honey, mix and slurp!

*Note: water rationing for soaking and boiling needs to be accounted for, separately.


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1 Brian @ A Thought For Food March 13, 2012 at 11:13 AM

This is so lovely! Can’t wait to give this a try!

2 Kiran March 20, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Brian — welcome to Recipebox and thanks for the compliment 🙂

3 Rosa March 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Delicious and refreshing! I love the last click.



4 Kiran March 20, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Rosa — thanks dear 🙂

5 balvinder ( Neetu) March 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Good Morning Kiran! I was about to go when I saw this refreshing soy milk on my screen. Not sure of peanut butter but it will taste good with Nutella. I have chocolate soy milk in my fridge.
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6 Kiran March 20, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Balvinder — good morning sweetie! Definitely would taste just as good with nutella 😉

7 Margarita March 13, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Oh my… this looks super amazing! I pulled of your paneer, but I don’t know about this one. Someday, when I become a brave girl, I will… hope that comes soon coz I want this!
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8 Kiran March 20, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Margarita — thanks dear! I am sure this is much easier that the paneer recipe 😉

9 Emily @Cleanliness March 13, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Oh my gaw. This is incredible!
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10 Kiran March 20, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Emily — thank you!!!

11 the wicked noodle March 13, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I never would have thought to make my own soy milk! So fun and I’m sure delicious!
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12 Kiran March 20, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Kristy — thank you!

13 Biana | Meal Planning Tips March 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Kiran, this looks incredible! I didn’t realize it was simple to make soy milk. I am now contemplating making it, the only question is what to flavor it with. I am thinking chocolate!
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14 Kiran March 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Biana — thanks a lot dear. Make it with chocolate! So delish 😉

15 Gourmantine March 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I’ve been making almond milk over the past year, but generally buy soy one! Seeing how easy it is, I should really try making it too!
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16 Kiran March 21, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Gourmantine — Ditto! Go do it 🙂

17 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 14, 2012 at 1:26 AM

You read my mind! I was going to make my own too as I remember my father squeezing the soy milk out when we were young. It was so delicious! 🙂
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18 Kiran March 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Lorraine — I am so glad I read your mind 😉

19 Nami | Just One Cookbook March 14, 2012 at 1:28 AM

I actually didn’t like drinking soy milk growing up, but I developped lactose intolerant after turning 20s, so I now drink soy milk often. It actually tastes good and I don’t know why I didn’t like it back then. I know for sure the homemade one is good. We sometimes goes to a Chinese (Taiwanese) breakfast restaurant to order soy milk. I need to keep this recipe handy in case I decide to make it at home! Enjoy at the food forum and let us know how it went when you come back!
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20 Kiran March 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Nami — thanks a lot dear. I didn’t know about your lactose intolerant. Thank goodness for soy/almond milks around. Let me know if you do try the recipe 🙂

21 chinmayie @ love food eat March 14, 2012 at 2:43 AM

You make it sound so simple. I have actually been wanting to try soy milk but I heard it can get a little sticky and difficult to clean up. Is that true?
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22 Kiran March 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Chinmayie — its truly simple! It was difficult to clean off the cheese cloth. Either boiled the cloth for a minute or just use a disposable cheese cloth 😉

23 Nava Krishnan March 14, 2012 at 4:20 AM

I would enjoy this version of yours with cinnamon and honey. I think you that we Malaysian just load some white sugar and now brown sugar boiled with pandan leaves for this drink. Packed with nutrients and so good it is.

24 Kiran March 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Nava — I must try this with pandan leaves. Thanks for the tip!

25 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 14, 2012 at 5:21 AM

I’ve never thought to make soy milk myself, what an idea!
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26 Kiran March 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Sylvie — you have to try making it. Its so simple! I love the unimaginable flavorings that could go with it 🙂

27 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc March 14, 2012 at 9:23 AM

amazing! Can’t wait to meet you this weekend in Disney
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28 Kiran March 21, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Alison — so glad we met. I thoroughly enjoyed your take on publications 🙂

29 Ina gawne March 14, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Kiran – this looks wonderful! I have been thinking of making my own Almond milk, now this Soy milk gives me a second option. Thanks for sharing!
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30 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Ina — thanks dear! It’s so easy to make homemade nut milk. Best part: Flavorings!

31 honeywhatscooking March 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

wow, soy milk from scratch. never seen this before, i honestly didn’t even know you had to use fresh beans. this looks delicious. beautiful pictures. I can’t believe it’s march 13th either, time does fly. 🙁
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32 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Honey — I don’t know if dried beans can be constituted as being “fresh”, but the soymilk did taste fresh 🙂

33 Ira Rodrigues March 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Here in Bali is available store bought powder soya for making soya milk and it never ever won me to buy. Today your home made soya milk recipe is definitely have won me over, thank you!
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34 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Ira — you are welcome! I hope to visit Bali and you, someday 🙂

35 Andi at The Particular Traveler March 14, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I’ve made almond milk a bunch of times but have never been brave enough to try soy. You make it look so easy!

LOVE the bottles in your photos, and just love your blog in general 🙂
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36 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Andi — it is so easy and thank you for the blog love. I feel it all the way 🙂

37 Alyssa @ Everyday Maven March 14, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Wow, this is much easier than I thought it would be. I am looking forward to making my own!

38 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Alyssa — you betcha!

39 Juliana March 14, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I like the addition of cinnamon to the soy milk…looks delicious!
Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for sharing such a healthy recipe Kiran 🙂

40 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Juliana — your comments always put a smile on my face 🙂

41 kankana March 14, 2012 at 6:20 PM

The only homemade nut milk I ever made is Thandai and we absolutely love it. But that’s only for summer. The photos are lovely and this sounds so perfect!
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42 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kankana — many indulge in store-bought nut milks seasonally or what not. Including myself 😉

43 Simply Life March 14, 2012 at 8:21 PM

wow! I never knew it was made like that!
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44 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Gina — it’s that simple!

45 Marina March 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

I haven’t made a soy milk yet. That’s a good recipe. Thanks for sharing! Thanks you for visiting my blog!
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46 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Marina — you are welcome and thanks for visiting Recipebox as well 🙂

47 Rebecca March 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM

very cool was going to make for hubby but the boiling part with the little ones its harder he he
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48 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Rebecca — I can understand, be careful 🙂

49 Divya Yadava March 14, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Such beautiful photos, Kiran. Very dreamy! I’m not really a huge fan of soy milk, but maybe that’s because I’ve never made it at home myself. Will have to try it out!
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50 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Divya — thanks a lot sweetie! It’s nothing in comparison to yours. The spring issue is simply stunning 🙂

51 Amrita (Beetlebuggy) March 15, 2012 at 12:02 AM

That simple?! I’m amazed, to put it simply. I don’t know why I never thought of making my own nut milks before. I can just imagine how amazing home-made almond milk will make cereal taste…mmmmm!
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52 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Amrita — Its that simple, promise 🙂

53 Marla March 15, 2012 at 12:26 AM

Like many here I have never tried homemade soy milk. Did not realize how simple! I would use cinnamon, vanilla and a touch of honey like you 🙂

54 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Marla — it’s that simple! thank you sweetie 🙂

55 Reem | Simply Reem March 15, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Kiran, I had no no absolutely no idea this is so easy…
I am convinced my dear… Will for sure try this soon.

56 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Reem — let me know how it tastes 🙂

57 Deeps @ Naughty Curry March 15, 2012 at 3:34 AM

is it really that easy?! u make me feel bad i missed out on such a delish drink… never too late though, soy beans are on my grocery list this week 🙂
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58 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Deeps — its truly that simple! Try it and let me know how it tastes 🙂

59 Sammie March 15, 2012 at 4:11 AM

oh whaaat?!?!?! Homemade soy milk? You’re awesome!! And yes you totally did make me drool by mentioning all those variations of different possible flavours! I love soy milk. It’s the ONLY milk I drink!
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60 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Sammie — thank you sweetie! You’ve got to try making it 🙂

61 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb March 15, 2012 at 5:30 AM

I didnt know either it was that simple! I havent had soy that much in my life before, I could count the times for sure. I always enjoy chocolate soy milk, I would go with that wagon. Thanks for the amazing useful share Kiran!

62 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Helene — you are welcome sweetie 🙂

63 Suchi March 15, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Oh cool, now you have become the milkmaid 🙂 Tell me something can the beans be boiled in a pressure cooker?
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64 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Suchi — a milkmaid? Wowser, I’ve never came across a soy milkmaid before 😉 You can boil the beans in the pressure cooker, just make sure you don’t overcook it. 15-20 minutes window would suffice.

65 Kulsum at JourneyKitchen March 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I have never tasted soy milk!
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66 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Kulsum — and you must!

67 Maria March 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Can’t wait to try this!
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68 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Maria — thanks dear, let me know how it tastes 😉

69 Katherine Martinelli March 15, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Oooh I’ve never made my own nut milk before but this is a great recipe! I need to locate some soy beans, then I’m on it! Thanks for a great recipe. Have fun at the conference!

70 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Katherine — thank you and i hope you get to make this recipe 🙂

71 A Brown Table March 15, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Kiran, this sounds very simple yet looks extremely elegant. I doubt this will last that long but by chance do you know how long you can store in this refrigerator ?
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72 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

ABT — thanks dear. I stored it for a week, with a screw on lid. Just make sure you cool it completely before refrigerating.

73 Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} March 15, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Kiran, your photography never ceases to amaze! Simply beautiful! And this milk looks incredibly decadent. I need to try making soy/almond milks!
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74 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Katie — thank you and yours are simply amazing!

75 Hannah March 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I’ve been meaning to make my own soy milk for the longest time… I mean, I drink enough of it, it would be worth creating something more wholesome and possibly better tasting than the mass-marketed stuff. I’ll definitely start here when I can just get myself motivated enough.
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76 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Hannah — do try and let me know how it tastes 🙂

77 Barb @ Profiteroles & Ponytails March 15, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Who new it was that straight-forward to make soy milk? Your photos are just beautiful. I’m glad I popped by!
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78 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Barb — thanks for visiting us with sweet comment 🙂

79 Hotly Spiced March 16, 2012 at 6:38 AM

I have to admit I’ve never actually thought about making my own soy milk. It was a foreign substance to me until two of my children were lactose intolerant and needed soy milk formula for their bottles. Love the look of that drink. Great and informative post xx
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80 Kiran March 22, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Charlie — nut milks are so much easier, which many would’ve thought otherwise. Do try and let me know how it tastes 🙂

81 vianney March 16, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I have always wanted to try making my own soy milk!! Thanks
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82 Kiran March 23, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Vianney — do try and let me know how it tastes 🙂

83 Lisa Marie March 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I must try this! I swear I thought making soy milk was way more complicated. I can see it pairing wonderfully with my homemade chai tea concentrate. Mmm!

84 Kiran March 23, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Lisa Marie — welcome to Recipebox and thanks for commenting! Do try this recipe and let me know how it tastes 🙂

85 Magic of Spice March 17, 2012 at 5:08 PM

This is such a great pot! My youngest son has always had issues with milk…I must make this for him 🙂
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86 Kiran March 23, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Alisha — thank you! Do try and let me know how it tastes 🙂

87 Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious March 17, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I absolutely love soy milk – never thought about making them myself at home. Thanks for the inspiration Kiran. I always get hungry when I stop by your site! Not fair 🙂
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88 Kiran March 23, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Yudith — thank you so much for lovely compliments!! My aim is to make everyone hungry enough to try the recipes themselves 😉

89 Yummy Morsel March 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM

The soy milk looks very soothing. I have tried almond milk, but not soy. Will have to try it soon 🙂
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90 Kiran March 23, 2012 at 1:40 AM

YM — thank you! let me know how it tastes 😀

91 Feast on the Cheap March 22, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Homemade soy milk? I had no idea one could do such things!
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92 Kiran March 23, 2012 at 1:40 AM

FOTC — absolutely possible! It’s so easy 😀

93 Cass @foodmyfriend March 22, 2012 at 8:51 PM

You are so very clever. This looks amazing. I’ve only ever made soy milk using a blender that had a filter. It was delicious!
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94 Kiran March 23, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Cass — you are way too kind. There’s nothing clever about this recipe. And I am so glad you’ve made homemade soy milk before 🙂

95 Sophie March 25, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Waw!!! I am so impressed here! 🙂 Your home-made soy milk with cinnamon & honey looksso fabulous & is a real scorer!
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96 Kiran March 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Sophie — thanks sweetie 🙂

97 Joe Pat December 20, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I am curious about your method. I’m new to making soy milk and everything I’ve been reading says that you have to boil the beans AFTER they have been ground (Either with or without straining the okara first) in order to make the protein digestable. Does your method eliminate the need to boil the blended beans? If so, I am totally going to try this method.

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