Detailed instructions on how to make stevia extract from leaves.

how to make stevia extract

About a month ago I posted about making stevia powder from a couple of stevia plants I nurtured all summer. Some folks commented that the powder can have an aftertaste, and encouraged me to make extract. It took me a little while, but I finally did it. I like both the powder and the extract, but agree that the extract is a little smoother.

I posted my recipe for it here on Andrew Wilder’s blog, Eating Rules, as part of his October Unprocessed Series. I encourage you all to go on over to read it, but more importantly to look at the rest of the series and think of ways you can eat unprocessed for the rest of the month. Even if you only come up with one new way to eat unprocessed that you can take forward past the end of the month, it’s well worth it!


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  1. LindaB October 17, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    Susan, you amaze me. You can figure out anything!

  2. lizthechef October 17, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    Well done – you amaze me with your experiments in the kitchen!
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  3. Elizabeth October 17, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Great work. Thanks for the info. Use of a non-processed sweetener can really help a lot of people.
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  4. Hannah October 17, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    I love this post for October Unprocessed, Susan! What a terrific sweetener to keep on hand. I look forward to your Food52 column, too!
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  5. Norma Chang October 17, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe. Amazing that it is so simple. Glad you figured it out and share with us.
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  6. apuginthekitchen October 18, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Well that was easy!! Must try making my own stevia, next spring I will try to locate a plant or two. Thanks Susan!
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  7. Debra October 19, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    I’ve seen stevia plants for sale with the other herbs but never picked any up b/c I had no idea how to process it. Not so anymore. Thanks.
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  8. mjskit October 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    I’ve been waiting for the result of those stevia plants! Headed over to check out your extract.
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  9. Mary Frances October 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    What a great idea. I love reading about your projects.

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