How to Make Butter From Soy Milk


Many people are unable to eat butter because of allergies to dairy products. Others avoid sources of animal-based saturated fats as part of a heart-healthy diet. While most brands of margarine contain at least some soy products, not all do. One way to be sure you are getting all of the benefits of soy, while making sure you are consuming only heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and avoiding trans fat, is to make your own. Making your own butter substitute from soy milk is easy, inexpensive and uses ingredients that you can find anywhere, maybe even your own kitchen.

Making Your Own Soy "Butter"

Step 1

Pour soy milk into a food processor or mixing bowl.

Step 2

Turn your processor or mixer onto a low setting.

Step 3

Pour the oil into the soy milk while the processor or mixer is running.

Step 4

After you have poured in the oil, increase the power on your processor or mixer to high.

Step 5

Add the lemon juice after firm peaks begin to form.

Step 6

Continue to beat the mixture until it is stiff in consistency.

Step 7

Refrigerate to finish firming the "butter."

Step 8

Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup canola oil


  • Soy Milk
  • History of Margarine
Keywords: vegan butter, soy butter, soy margarine

About this Author

Laura Bramble has been writing professionally in her work for marketing and sales since 1989. She has been a real estate agent and a mortgage loan officer, and her work has appeared on SFGate, eHow and Answerbag. Bramble holds a certification in grant writing from Emory University and studied economics at the University of Pittsburgh.

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