How to Make Strawberry Extract at Home

Strawberry Extract

Are you tired of using those packed fruit extracts because of the artificial flavors used in it? If yes, then it’s your time to say goodbye to those artificially flavored extracts because today I will show you how you can make Strawberry Extract at Home without using any artificial flavoring agents.

You can use this strawberry extract to personalize the taste of various dishes. And the best thing about this extract is that after making this once, you can preserve it for months. 

I learned this strawberry extract recipe from my friend who runs a bakery when she made fruit salad for me and drizzled some strawberry extract upon it. And to be honest, the strawberry extract made the whole salad more delicious and tasty. 

While talking to her regarding the extract, she told me that there are generally two ways to make this strawberry extract at home. In one method, alcohol is used and the other method is without alcohol. And she told me both the methods.

I personally use this strawberry extract very often especially in smoothies and pies to elevate their taste. So without waiting more, let’s check out both the Strawberry Extract recipe. But first, let’s jump onto the ingredients.

How to Make Strawberry Extract with Alcohol

Strawberry Extract recipe with alcohol

Ingredients

IngredientsAmount
Strawberries (chopped)¾ cup
Vodka1 cup

Yes! you read it right. You only need two ingredients and these two ingredients are easily available in the market.

It takes very less time to prepare this extract at home but you need to place this extract in a cool place for 8 weeks. Yes, 8 weeks. This will test your patience as well. But still, let’s check out the exact time duration that this recipe takes to prepare.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeStorage TimeTotal Time
15 minutes8 Weeks8 Weeks 15 Minutes

Now is the time for what we’ve been waiting for. Yes, I am talking about the directs to make this extract at home.

Strawberry Extract Recipe without Alcohol

  1. Take a glass jar and fill it two-third from the chopped strawberries. 
  2. Now put the vodka in the jar and make sure that the strawberries are completely immersed in the vodka.
  3. Now place this jar in a cool and dark place for around 8 weeks.
  4. Make sure to shake the jar daily.
  5. Now after 8 weeks, pass the mixture through a cheesecloth. This will separate the seeds from the extract.
  6. Now put the extract in a clean bottle.

And after a wait of 8 weeks, you can use this extract in your cooking. I can bet that this will add a new flavour to your dishes. Now let’s see the other process about which I told you earlier, that is without alcohol.

How to Make Strawberry Extract without Alcohol

Strawberry EXtract recipe without alcohol

Ingredients

IngredientsRecipe
Strawberries (chopped)2 cups
Sugar½ cup
Water1 cup

In place of alcohol, sugar and water are used in this process and all of the three ingredients mentioned above must be already present in your kitchen already.

The best think about this method is that you don’t need to store your extract in a jar for 8 weeks. Just prepare it and use it. But still, let’s see how much time does this process takes.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
5 Minutes10 Minutes15 Minutes

Now let’s see what are the directions you need to follow to make this recipe without alcohol.

Strawberry Extract Recipe without Alcohol

  1. Take a saucepan and put it on medium heat.
  2. Put strawberries, sugar and water in it and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Now, after 20 minutes, let the mixture cool and pass the mixture through a cheesecloth. This will separate the seeds from the extract.
  4. Now put the extract in a jar and refrigerate in.

I hope you’ve liked this recipe. I highly recommend you to make this extract at home by using both the methods. And do tell us in the comments below that which method you liked the most. Till then, stay tuned for more recipes like this.

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