Yes, coffee! Considering I do not drink coffee, it might be a bit odd that I’m sharing a recipe for an extract that screams coffee. However, I do like coffee flavored foods and drinks. When it comes to coffee ice cream, frappuccinos, or baked goods coffee extract is a very useful ingredient!
Homemade Coffee Extract
1/2 cup vodka
2 Tbs. coffee beans
Slightly crush your coffee beans. You do not need to grind them, just crush them slightly to help release the coffee flavor. Place coffee beans into a jar and add vodka. Place lid on jar and give it a good shake. Store jar in a cool, dry place and wait.
Every few days, give it a shake. After 1-4 weeks, strain the coffee beans and you will have lovely coffee extract!
Note: I give the extract time as 1-4 weeks because it seems to vary. I’ve heard some people say that the coffee will turn bitter if left longer than 1 week but I’ve also heard that 4 weeks is the way to go. Honestly, with coffee it probably doesn’t matter too much because coffee is already pretty strong. I’ve only tried letting it sit for 1 week so far but my next batch I’ll let sit longer and we’ll see if there’s a difference.