This keto orange extract can be used in various recipes as a flavoring agent, such as low-carb desserts, beverages, or baked goods. It provides a concentrated orange flavor without the added sugars.
Just 3 ingredients make this easy sugar extract
Ensure that the orange is organic as only the skin is used, so you don't want any nasty chemicals.
How to Make Sugar Free Orange Extract
This easy recipe needs to sit for at least 2 weeks for the flavors to develop.
Remove the rind from the orange.
Add orange rind to vodka and water in a sealable glass jar.
Drain the orange rind from the vodka.
Pour the orange extract into a sealable glass bottle.
How to Use Orange Extract
Sugar-free orange extract can be a versatile ingredient in various recipes, adding a burst of citrusy flavor without the added sugars. Here are some ways you can use sugar-free orange extract:
- Baking: Add a few drops of sugar-free orange extract to your low-carb baked goods, such as cookies, cakes, muffins, or bread. It can provide a refreshing citrus twist to your creations.
- Desserts: Incorporate sugar-free orange extract into sugar-free puddings, custards, or mousse for a delightful orange flavor. It can also be used to enhance the taste of sugar-free ice cream or sorbet.
- Beverages: Add a dash of sugar-free orange extract to your beverages for a refreshing twist. It can be used in sugar-free cocktails, mocktails, smoothies, or infused water for a burst of citrusy goodness.
- Sauces and dressings: Enhance the flavor of your sugar-free sauces, dressings, or marinades by incorporating a small amount of sugar-free orange extract. It can add depth and complexity to savory dishes.
- Flavoring whipped cream: Whip up some sugar-free heavy cream and add a touch of orange extract to create a deliciously flavored topping for your desserts or hot beverages.
- Homemade chocolates: Create your own sugar-free chocolates by adding a drop or two of sugar-free orange extract to your chocolate mixture before solidifying. It can provide a subtle orange flavor to your guilt-free treats.
Keto Recipes Using Orange Extract
We have a bottle of orange extract to hand to make these tasty recipes:
Keto Orange Extract
- 1 large orange
- ½ cup vodka
- ½ cup water
- Wash the orange thoroughly to remove any dirt or wax from the skin. Pat dry with a clean towel.
- Use a sharp knife or vegetable peeler to carefully remove the zest (orange part of the skin) from the orange. Try to avoid including any of the white pith, as it can make the extract bitter.
- Place the orange zest in a clean glass jar or bottle with a tight-fitting lid.
- Pour the vodka over the orange zest, ensuring that it completely covers the zest. The alcohol acts as a solvent to extract the orange flavor.
- Seal the jar tightly and shake it gently to combine the ingredients.
- Store the jar in a cool, dark place, such as a pantry or cabinet, for at least 2 weeks. Shake the jar once every few days to help extract the flavor.
- After 2 weeks, strain the extract through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a clean container, discarding the orange zest.
- Transfer the orange extract into a small amber glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid for storage. It can be stored for up to 6 months.
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