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Dairy Education Board SUNDAY - June 13, 1999 - ALTERNATIVES

      You've got nutritious and delicious alternative to drinking pus with hormones and glue! There's soy milk, rice milk and almond milk and you can now make them at home!


New Soy Milk Machine

      Two weeks ago, I purchased a soy milk-making machine and have already made over 20 gallons of various non-dairy milk products.

The magic-milk maker now sits on a kitchen counter next to my VITA-MIX, Acme Juicer, Cuisinart food processor, and Hitachi bread machine. Escoffier would turn parsley-green with envy.


      During my two-week test, I made various milks, and they were all delicious. The push-button machine is easy to operate and fresh soy milk takes less than 15 minutes to produce. After making the milk, the machine takes less than one minute to clean. My family has been making smoothies and eating cereal again, thanks to the fun-filled process of "making our own."


      Any finished product is only as good as the raw ingredients. The basic recipe calls for two products. Water and soy beans. While tap water is just fine, you might consider a water filter or bottled water. Our soybeans came from a health food store and were certified "organic" and were NOT genetically engineered.


      We measured one-third of a cup of soybeans and let them soak overnight. One pound of soybeans costs us 50 cents and that yields eight portions. The soybeans absorb water and expand to about two-thirds of a cup. Making milk is simple. Put them into the machine, add three pints of water, push a button and in 14 minutes and twenty seconds there's fresh soymilk.

Eight portions yield 24 pints or 3 gallons of milk. That works out to about 4 cents per quart.


      After the soymilk cools, you can add a variety of sweeteners. We like the taste of vanilla, and added 1/2 teaspoon per quart. For sweeteners, we tried Stevia (our favorite). Just 1/4 teaspoon is enough to sweeten a quart of liquid. Do not use aspartame/Nutrasweet as a sweetener. Here's why: http://www.dorway.com

      We also tried molasses and brown sugar. We used one tablespoon of molasses per quart which resulted in a product with a pleasant hot chocolate-taste.

      Molasses is very rich in calcium, containing more than twenty times as much calcium per ounce as nature's perfect food, human breast milk.


      We also soaked brown rice overnight and created a phenomenal rice milk which tasted like the $2 per quart health food store product.


      We bought a coconut and took turns whacking and cracking its semi-impenetrable hard shell, then chopped the meat into small pieces to fit into the machine's feed-tube. Coconut milk makes a luscious cream. This can be mixed with other nut, grain or bean milks or used as a base for pina coladas. (Add ice, pineapple juice and coconut cream).


      We experimented with pistachios, almonds, walnuts and cashews. Our favorites were the cashews and almonds. Mix the two together with coconut cream and you have something that looks and tastes like cow's milk. This recipe passed my very special three-daughter taste test, resulting in six thumbs up!


      The milks freeze easily. We poured each liquid into ice trays and used the cubes for smoothies. Fill a glass with nut-milk ice cubes, add fresh orange juice to the top, then add a banana and put everything into a blender.

This is as refreshing and appetizing as it gets! We tried making a sunflower seed milk but not everyone liked that taste. In a smoothie, it was pure heaven. What better way is there to get a daily dose of Vitamin E?


      I have never before been so excited about a product. This milk maker has become more than a toy for my family. It now provides us with fresh milk containing vitamins and essential amino acids and key elements like calcium and magnesium.

This is the first time that this site is offering something for sale, other than my book. This machine is miraculous and will change your family's diet. There is also an instruction book with a tofu-making method, although I have yet to try that.


      We have entered into an agreement with the manufacturer, who has been a big fan of the NOTMILK site (for obvious reasons).

This soymilk machine sells for $200+ in stores (try and find one in America), but you can buy it right here for just $124 + $12 shipping and handling.


      I tried the machine for two weeks and put it through a rigorous series of tests. It takes less than one minute to clean and is heavy-duty, looking brand new after my test.

By Robert Cohen author of:   MILK - The Deadly Poison