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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 Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 d 12 hrs 35 mins
Course: Tincture
Author: Katie Wells

Ingredients

  • quart or pint glass jar with lid
  • fresh or dried stevia leaf
  • enough vodka rum, or Everclear to fill the jar

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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