Hazelnut Extract

ImageAfter long awaiting 4 months my mixture is ready for the last step. Can’t wait to add it into my home brew latte.


  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 vanilla bean/pod
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave


  1. Roast the hazelnuts at 350 degrees until the skins start crackling and slight brown about 8-10 mins.
  2. Remove from oven and rub vigorously with a small towel cloth to remove the skin.
  3. Return the nuts to the oven, and continue roasting until dark golden brown and are ‘sweaty’ with their natural oils.
  4. Pour the alcohol into a glass jar, and then add in the hazelnuts while still sizzling hot.
  5. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds, and put the seeds and pod all into the glass jar.
  6. Seal and store in a cool, dark dry place for at least 4 weeks.
  7. After 4 weeks, drain the hazelnuts and vanilla bean from the vodka mixture. Crush the hazelnuts roughly, and add them to a saucepan with the water and honey.
  8. Heat the vodka mixture until honey dissolves and start to boils.
  9. Transfer to blender and blend it as fine as possible than strain through a fine mesh sieve.
  10. That it, enjoy and remember to store homemade extract  in the fridge.
This entry was published on July 16, 2012 at 10:14 am. It’s filed under drink it, extract, recipe and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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