Soyabella Soy Milk Maker
The Soyabella carafe is an all-in-one unit that makes it simple to make fresh soymilk at home. You can also make other types of nut milks, such as almond or cashew, or use it to make rice paste, porridge, or even ground coffee. (There is a simple blade grinder inside.)
There is a heating element inside, as well, making it possible to go from raw soy and water to fresh soy milk in about 15 minutes. The Soyabella website refers to "fresh, raw nut milks," but obviously it won't be capital-R Raw
if it brings the temperature over 98 degrees. Since most of the soy milk recipes
I can find seem to indicate a full boil, there will be some loss of enzymes. In the case of soy milk that's actually a good
thing, because those enzymes will otherwise impart a "beany" flavor.
I called my sister
, who happens to be a raw food chef*, and she explained that there's really no way to make soy milk without heat, but that nut milks are basically just ground up nut meat in water, strained to remove any large particles, so while the soy milk produced by the Soyabella isn't raw, the nut milks may be.
The Soyabella is $130. There is also a competing, if less attractive product called the SoyaJoy
available for $90.
[Soyabella.com via Appliancist
* Despite my every insistence, she will not sample my homemade cow's milk, squeezed from a slurry of water and ground beef.
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