A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to making your own Chocolate Extract. This week, it's time to learn how to make your own Coffee Extract! I love to use coffee extract in my favorite homemade ice cream: Low-Carb Homemade Mocha Ice Cream! It also works beautifully in mocha shakes, smoothies, and puddings.
This extract is one of the wonderful ingredients that is helping my family stay "on plan" with Trim Healthy Mama, a low-glycemic style of eating. We get to eat so many delicious desserts and continue to lose weight!
First things first: Coffee Extract will almost always contain some form of alcohol, used as a natural preservative.
If you prefer to make a non-alcoholic coffee extract, keep in mind that you'll need to freeze this if you would like to keep it on hand long-term. To replace 2 tablespoons of coffee liqueur or extract, use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of non-alcohol Chocolate Extract mixed with 1 teaspoon of instant coffee, which has been dissolved in 2 Tablespoons of water. Can also substitute expresso, non-alcoholic coffee extract; or coffee-flavored syrup.
Coffee extract has two simple ingredients: coffee and vodka. How easy is that? !!!
(Note: you may also use white wine or gin, or even brandy or cognac.)
If you're interested in a double extraction, pour this strained liquid back into your blender, add more coffee, and repeat the blending and straining process a second time. This makes the coffee extract even more potent and strong.
Coffee Extract doesn't need to be refrigerated, and can be stored indefinitely for your baking and cooking uses. After you have followed this recipe, it's completely ready to be used; there's no need to store this for months until it reaches potency. However, you'll want to store your Coffee Extract in a dark cupboard or closet.
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