Soy milk

Duyu 두유

Here’s something healthy, simple and delicious you can make for breakfast every day and never get tired of: soy milk, called duyu (두유) in Korean. It’s a nutty blend of beans and nuts that has a lot of fiber and protein and is really good for you. There’s no milk in it at all, even though it look like foamy latte milk and goes down very smooth and creamy.

You can add whatever nuts you like to your soy milk, but I did a lot of experiments while developing this recipe and I found that cashews were perfect for it, just a little sweet and nutty. I also recommend that you don’t skip toasted sesame seeds, because they’re so flavorful and delicious.

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Years ago, I posted a recipe on my website for Korean soy milk noodle soup, called kong-guk-su. Today’s recipe is similar but of course there are no noodles. But if you like duyu, you’ll love kong-guk-su!

Ingredients (makes 4 to 5 servings)

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  • 1 cup dried soybeans (187 grams), soaked in cold water overnight (will expand to 2½ cups)
  • 3 cups icy cold water
  • ¼ cup unsalted toasted cashews (40 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt

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Directions

  1. Strain the beans and put them in a large bowl. Scrub the beans with your hands to remove the skins.
  2. Fill the bowl with cold water and remove any floating skins, then pour out the water. Repeat this a couple of times: scrubbing, adding water, pouring out the skins and water, until you are left with mostly skinned beans.
  3. Strain the skinned beans. It will be about 2½ cups.
  4. Put the beans in a large pot with 2 cups of water, cover, and boil for 15 minutes over medium high heat. If it boils over, cover pot halfway.soy milk making
  5. Rinse the beans in cold water and remove the remaining skins floating on the top. Strain.
  6. Put 1 cup of the beans into a blender. Freeze the leftover beans for future use. Add the cashews and sesame seeds to the blender.
  7. Add 2 cups of water and blend for 2 minutes until the mixture turns creamy.soy milk making (duyu: 두유 만들기)
  8. Add the remaining cup of water and the salt. Blend for 10 seconds.
  9. Transfer the soy milk to 2 large cups and serve right away.
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7 Comments:

  1. udayarchana Guntakal joined 12/17 & has 2 comments

    Can we add chia seeds to this drink?

  2. Neenah Wisconsin, USA joined 10/17 & has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi,

    Loved the recipe and the cooking pot you used to boil the soybeans!! Can you tell me what brand it is? I would love to get one for our home.
    Keep up the wonderful work. Thank you.

  3. noodlesoup France joined 4/16 & has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi,

    Is it safe, to cook soy beans only 15 minutes ?
    Some says it needs to be cooked more than 30 minutes, some says 2 or 3 hours to remove anti-trypsin.
    I’m a little bit confused.

    • Cutemom Indonesia joined 3/13 & has 79 comments

      hi,
      it is safe to cook soybeans for just 15 minutes if u already removed most of its skin. The phytic acid or anti nutrient lies in the skin. By soaking it preferably overnight and removing the skin, you already removed most of the phytic acid to allow for nutrient absorption.
      I hope that helps.

      Ima

  4. YUJA Germany joined 4/16 & has 1 comment

    Hello Manngchi! i love your recipe!
    I wanna make more than 1 cup at a time as you said your friend makes amount for a week at a time. if i make that much do i have to boil than 15 minutes? Do you have any tips for me when i make a large amount?

  5. medusagurlyeah Adelaide joined 1/14 & has 25 comments

    Hi Maangchi,

    Great recipe and quick breakfast idea! Isn’t this similar to kongguksu? We drink this with our breakfast or afternoon snack-drink in Singapore too, but we like ours sweet (hot or cold). But living away from Singapore, i realised how i used to take buying fresh-ground soy bean milk from the shops for granted. Now I know how to make my own at home – easy! Thank You. <3

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