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5 from 19 votes

Homemade Stevia Extract

Homemade stevia extract is a simple way to preserve fresh or dry stevia leaf with a delicious flavor and no bitter aftertaste. Plus, it’s budget friendly and easy to use in so many healthy recipes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time1 d
Total Time1 d 40 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 ounce
Calories: 1kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • With fresh leaf: Wash and remove fresh leaves from the stem. Pick through and remove any brown or wilted ones. Coarsely chop the fresh leaves into smaller pieces before placing them in a clean glass jar.
  • With dry leaf: Crumble the dry leaves into.a clean glass jar by rubbing them between your fingertips and thumb.
  • Cover contents completely with alcohol. Place the lid on and secure tightly.
  • Shake the jar and leave on the counter, out of direct sunlight, for 24-36 hours. Shake occasionally. DO NOT leave the extract to sit for longer than 36 hours.
  • Strain the leaves out through a fine mesh cheesecloth, nut milk bag, or coffee filter. Squeeze to remove all liquid.
  • Pour the extract into a small saucepan and very gently heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring often. DO NOT BOIL. Heat just enough so the alcohol evaporates off and liquid reduces in volume.
  • Let cool and store in the fridge in a small glass bottle, preferably with a tincture dropper.

Notes

The total yield of this recipe varies due to how much leaf you use. 1 cup of dry, crumbled leaf will fit in a pint sized glass jar and make about 1 ounce of liquid sweetener.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal
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