I have friends who go through two to four bottles a month, just using this to sweeten their coffee or tea.
The fabulous news is … you can make the same amount of Stevia liquid concentrate in under five minutes and for less than 50 cents a bottle!
Once you see how easy it is, you will never buy another over-priced bottle again.
Stevia Liquid Concentrate Recipe
2 teaspoons White Stevia Extract Powder
4 tablespoons distilled water, room temperature or warmer
1 tablespoon Vodka (or Rye or Brandy)
Cobalt Blue or Brown Eye Dropper Bottles (2 – 3 bottles)
In a clean glass container, mix the powder, water and Vodka and stir until dissolved. Using a very tiny funnel, pour the liquid into clean cobalt or brown bottle with a dropper top. You can either use your old Stevia bottles or get some cobalt eye dropper bottles from Amazon.
Test … test the strength of your concentrate. Make your usual cup of tea or coffee and start with 1 drop. If there is a slight bitter taste, you have probably used TOO much white powder … add one tablespoon of distilled water to your batch and test again.
Once you have a concentrate that meets YOUR needs, write down the quantities on a recipe card so that the next time you are spot on, the first time!
1. Be sure to buy the PURE white extract powder. This stuff is so concentrated that a little scoop on the narrow end of a toothpick will sweeten your tea or coffee. It is easier to make the liquid concentrate and measure it out in drops. You have more control over the amount of Stevia you use this way.
2. Distilled water. Not mineral water, not tap water, not specialty bottled water … you want the water to be as pure as you can get it. You can buy distilled water at a pharmacy or some grocery stores. My bottle of distilled water has lasted me over a year. I transferred it out of the plastic container into large glass jars so it doesn’t absorb anything from the plastic container.
3. Vodka is flavorless. Rye and Brandy have a bit of a taste. You can actually make your Stevia Liquid Concentrate without the alcohol, but then it is best to store it in the refrigerator. The alcohol kills any microbes and germs. My stevia bottle sits on the counter for weeks without any problems.
4. Cobalt Blue or Brown Eye Dropper Bottles. If you use plain clear bottles, sunlight can deteriorate the ingredients. The tinted bottles will prevent deterioration. You can use them over and over again until the little rubber pumper thing on top stops working.
Buying Stevia In Bulk:
Amazon has some of the best bargains for Stevia. Stevia lasts years in the powdered form, so buy in bulk and save on the shipping.