Homemade Stevia Liquid Extract

We grew a stevia bush from just a small seedling we got at Lowe’s. We totally let it overgrow. But that definitely didn’t take away the sweetness of the leaves. I love sweet things. But I can barely chew one leaf.

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Wesley started out just chopping three cups of leaves by hand.

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Then it dawned on him to just grind it with a cup of water. You let this soak overnight at room temp.

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Then he squeezed it through the nut milk bag, and simmered it with two more cups of water.

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It changed from a deep green to a warm amber after cooking. This will store in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

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I put a drop on my tongue. That is the sweetest liquid I have ever tasted. I’ll use this by the drop to sweeten drinks & to sweeten desserts. I’ll have to tinker with the ratios. This is our first homemade sugar!

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