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10-26-2008, 12:02 PM
Hi out there!
I am thinking of buying a nut milk maker (soyamilk jug?) - how do these work? i take it they have a heating element in them and if so, does this not mean its not raw milk? do people on here use them or make milk in another way?
any info would be great!
thank you all
Crazy Healer Lady
10-26-2008, 02:15 PM
I have the Soyquick Soymilk maker. I LOVE IT! The heating element is optional, and you can totally make raw milks. (soy milk raw is not good for you though.)
I love it, honestly. So quick. SOY QUICK! (hehe couldn't resist!)
If you have a vitamix, though, you may use that more. I don't use the Soyquick that often, but I don't make milks that often. It works better than the vitamix - and I never thought I'd say something works better than the vitamix!
10-26-2008, 02:24 PM
10-26-2008, 02:25 PM
I decided to pull my response because it was not really relevant to the question. :)
10-26-2008, 04:14 PM
I got a Soyapower, which can be used to make raw nut milk without using heat. But I was very disappointed with the final product. The almond milk I made by following their directions was so weak that it had almost no flavor and there is no way to use more nuts or less water. So this was a big waste of money for me, personally.
10-26-2008, 04:55 PM
We just use our vitamix, and it's been wonderful - and SO simple. Even without straining it through a mylk bag, or cheesecloth, or paint strainer, etc ... it's still really very good. But if you want to get that really smooth, creamy, "milky" texture, a quick strain will do it.
We love, love, love almond mylk. Always have a jug of it handy :)
I'm currently using a medium power blender for my nut milks. I've read that many soy milk makers heat, but since I'm not in the market for one haven't really done any research on the specifics. I do know that any ole blender will do, along with a nut milk bag. Then you can use the pulp to make recipes in the dehydrator. :)
10-27-2008, 11:33 AM
I make almond milk with a vitamix and strain it in a bag that was originally intended to store produce. It's a perfect strainer for nut milk.
Before getting the Vitamix 5200 a regular blender run on high for 2-3 minutes did the job just fine, but my blender would come close to overheating at 3 minutes. The vitamix takes about a minute. I keep my hand on the container to make sure the milk isn't getting warm. Three minutes in the vitamix and the milk would be cooked!
10-27-2008, 07:06 PM
I have a Soyabella & LOVE it!!! You can bypass the heating element as with all of them.
10-27-2008, 08:42 PM
I started making walnut milk instead of other nuts because:
-They cost much less
-They have a lot of protein
-They do not need to be strained when made into milk so you can make instant milk with no straining and it is silky smooth even from a regular blender
-Even if you don't like walnuts (I don't) you can make any flavor milk even vanilla and you won't taste the walnuts if sweetened and flavored enough
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