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Top 10 Foods To Lower Cholesterol - #1A - Almonds - How To Make Almond Extract

Monday, April 22, 2013

In my previous blog, "Top 10 Foods To Lower Cholesterol - #1 - Almonds", one of the ingredients in the Almond Carrots recipe was almond extract. I came across this recipe on how to actually make homemade almond extract and I thought some just may be interested to give it a try.


Almond Extract

You need:

12 whole raw almonds (skinless)
16 oz. vodka
16 oz. dark glass bottle with tight-fitting lid


1. Drop the almonds into the bottom of the your dark glass bottle. (See tips below.)
2. Pour the vodka over the almonds and fill to the top of the bottle. Put the lid on and close tightly.
3. Place the vodka and almond mixture in a cool and dark place, like a pantry or garage, and let the mixture sit for 2 months.
4. Shake the mixture every 3 to 5 days for the entire 2 month period. Do not remove the lid. (Some suggest shaking it every day.)
5. Once the mixture has set for 2 months it is ready to be used. Continue to store it in a cool and dry place.


Dark bottles work best for making extracts, but if you can't find a dark bottle, you can simply use a regular clear glass bottle.

Also, for a stronger almond flavour, it's best to grind the almonds first until they're the size of course salt. This helps the vodka to extract all the nutrients from the almond. At the end of the two months, strain and put the clear liquid back in bottle. Apparently with time the alcohol smell lessens.

Sounds easy peasy!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PLATINUM755 4/24/2013 7:11PM

    Learn something new everyday. emoticon

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DS9KIE 4/24/2013 12:24AM


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FISHINGLADY66 4/23/2013 9:30PM


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JTREMBATH 4/23/2013 2:55PM

    Have not tried that.

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NELLJONES 4/23/2013 7:42AM

    Much as I love almonds, my oldest son is allergic to tree nuts so I can't keep them around.

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KAYYVAUGHN 4/23/2013 6:14AM

    Thanks for all your help in staying healthy.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/23/2013 2:12AM

    I didn't know you could do that with almonds. Thanks for that one. I might have to try it,

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DEE107 4/23/2013 12:19AM

    thank you

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ANGELA76H 4/22/2013 11:08PM

    That's great! I make my own vanilla with vodka and vanilla beans, but I didn't know you could make almond extract the same way. :)

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/22/2013 9:21PM

    emoticon Thanks for the info!

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BECKYSFRIEND 4/22/2013 8:35PM


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PEPPYPATTI 4/22/2013 6:26PM

    Wow! I never realized it was so easy. Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 4/22/2013 6:17PM

    WOW! Who knew?

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GRAMMY_22 4/22/2013 4:23PM

    Thanks for the info! It really does sound pretty easy.

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