Making Soy Yoghurt

Enjoying plant-based yoghurts but frustrated by the amount of plastic packaging they require and the additives they contain? Set the bacteria to work yourself. It’s surprisingly easy and you’ll be able to enjoy a more eco-friendly and healthy option, bacteria! Hooray 🙌

To make soy yoghurt, you can either use store-bought soy milk or make your own by following the steps below. However, if you use store-bought soy milk, be aware that the resulting yoghurt may not be as creamy.

  1. Soak around 200 grams of soybeans in water for 12 hours
  2. Blend the soaked soybeans in a high-speed blender and strain the resulting mixture through a cheesecloth to extract the soy milk
  3. Bring the soy milk to a boil and let it simmer for about an hour
  4. Allow the soy milk to cool down to below 50 degrees Celsius
  5. Add about 4 tablespoons of soy yoghurt from a previous batch, a probiotic capsule, or a yoghurt starter culture, to start the fermentation process
  6. Keep the mixture in a warm place (around 42 degrees Celsius) for 12 hours
  7. Enjoy your plant-based yoghurt! ✨

Ps. Whisk the yoghurt before consuming it to remove any lumps and achieve a creamier texture.