Homemade Stevia Extract

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Liquid stevia extract is a relatively easy tincture to make at home, and it is a less expensive alternative to the store bought versions. If you grow your own stevia, you can preserve the leaves while still fresh to make the most potent extract. This is my basic stevia recipe, and it is suitable for kids and pregnant women as the alcohol cooks out.

I get dried stevia leaf from here in bulk, or you can preserve your own.

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Homemade Stevia Extract Recipe

A sweet extract made from stevia leaves, useful for sweetening tea, coffee, and baked goods such as cheesecake. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 day 12 hours 35 minutes
Author Katie Wells




  • Sterilize the glass jar and lid in boiling water. 
  • Put enough fresh or dried stevia leaf in the jar to fill it 2/3 full.
  • Pour alcohol of choice over the leaves to fill the jar and put the lid on tightly.
  • Put in a place where you will see it and let it sit for 36 hours, shaking occasionally.
  • Strain the liquid into a small saucepan.
  • Turn the heat on low and bring to a simmer. Do not boil! It will ruin the taste!!!
  • Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring constantly and making sure not to boil. It will thicken. When it gets to your desired thickness, remove from heat.
  • Store in small jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.


Stevia can be grown outside in a garden or in a pot on a sunny window sill. 

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This can be used in baking recipes like Crock-Pot cheesecake or pumpkin cheesecake. It is also great in coffee, tea, chai lattes, or pumpkin lattes. It is pretty much the only sweetener we use in our house and by making it ourselves, we avoid the bitter aftertaste in the bleached store versions.

Do you use stevia? Ever made it? Share below!

Stevia is a naturally healthy sweetener and this homemade stevia tincture provides natural sweetness without the chemicals.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


110 responses to “Homemade Stevia Extract”

  1. Heidi Avatar

    Does this method remove the green grass taste of the leaves one would get if you use the leaves in a hot drink? So, you’re just left with sweetness after doing this extract?

    To me, simmering is to keep something boiling over a low heat. What do you mean by simmering, but not boiling?
    Thank you ?

  2. dk Avatar

    Why do you need to heat it, can’t us use it as a tincture just by straining it? -Thanks.

  3. Flori Trimboli Avatar
    Flori Trimboli

    2 stars
    The link on the ingredients list for stevia leaf directed me to stevia powder so that what I purchased. I tried the recipe as directed and it didn’t seem to work. Can you please give me a recipe with the stevia powder because I have so much of it and do not want it to go to waste. Thank you kindly

  4. Shelly Fisher Avatar
    Shelly Fisher

    5 stars
    I grew my own stevia this year, dried, and ground it up into a powder form. Can the powdered form be used to make this recipe? How much powder would you suggest for a pint size jar?

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