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Tofu From Store Bought Soy milk:

Tofu From Store Bought Soy milk:

Make some tofu right at home by using the store bought soy milk. You will be surprised how easy is the process and how tasty these homemade tofu cubes are!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: homemade tofu, tofu from soy milk
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Sophie
Cost: $5


  • 1 carton soy milk
  • 1 lemon (juice only)


  • Empty soy milk in a saucepan and bring it to a pre boiling temperature.
  • Alternatively, use your instant pot for this recipe. Add soy milk to an instant pot pot in pot and place on a trivet inside the instant pot. Add a cup of water to the inner pot and set the instant pot to pressure cook for 1-minute. Once the IP beeps, wait for natural pressure release and open the lid. The soy milk will be hot enough and ready for the next step.
  • Juice the lemon and collect the juice in a bowl.
  • Discard seeds if any.
  • Curdle the milk by adding lemon juice to the hot soy milk in the sauce pan. If you are using an instant pot, add the lime/lemon juice to the pot in pot while setting the IP into a sauté mode.
  • Stir well and allow the juice to curdle the milk well.
  • See if you need more juice to curdle the milk.
  • When you stir, the soy milk should look completely cuddled with separated transparent soy whey and coagulated soy protein.
  • Turn the heat off or switch off the instant pot.
  • Pour the mixture in a bowl covered with cheesecloth.
  • Collect the tofu and discard the water.
  • Now squeeze the tofu in the cheesecloth to drain excess water.
  • wrap the tofu in cheesecloth in a container and place some weight on it.
  • Keep it for few hours. Silken tofu is ready.
  • If you want a firm tofu then, add some iced water on the tofu while draining in the container.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator for few hours.
  • Tofu will be firm in a few hours.
  • Enjoy.


  • You can use citric acid or Nigiri for curdling the milk too.
  • Using a traditional tofu press gives the best shape to the tofu.


Serving: 56g | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.6g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 1.1g