Food extracts can be full of unwanted sugar and other additives such as propylene glycol. The good news is that it's very easy to make your own.
This recipe was adapted from PurpleFoodie. Instead of sugar, I used Erythritol, a healthy low-carb sweetener.
Roasting hazelnuts and infusing them in alcohol really works! Although the original recipe calls for 3-4 weeks, you will be surprised how much of amazing flavour you can get in just 2 weeks.
This hazelnut extract is such a great edible gift, especially if you put it in a cute jar or bottle. And here's a tip for a fun festive drink: Add some heavy whipping cream to transform this into a creamy hazelnut liqueur!
Here's what you'll need to make hazelnut extract at home:
- jar with sealable lid
- cheesecloth and sieve
- small glass bottle with lid (~ 350 ml/ 11.8 fl oz)
Note: Although carbs, fat and protein are at zero, don't forget there's also alcohol and most calories in this recipe come from alcohol.
Serving size 1 tbsp/ 15 ml
Allergy information for Homemade Sugar-Free Hazelnut Extract
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
Nutritional values (per serving, 1 tbsp/ 15 ml)
Net carbs0.1 grams
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 9%, fat 86%
Total carbs0.3 gramsFiber0.2 gramsSugars0.1 gramsSaturated fat0.1 gramsSodium0 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium3 mg(1% RDA)Potassium12 mg(1% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 1 small bottle)
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