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Homemade Stevia Sweetener

A glass of iced tea with stevia.
If you grow stevia in your garden at home, try making this easy homemade sweetener. This is a guide about homemade stevia sweetener.
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July 11, 2016

Make your own natural liquid sweetener with Stevia plant and water!

Total Time: one day

Yield: 1 cup

Source: Ross & Ross Nursery, PA

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Stevia leaves
  • 1 cup water
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Steps:

  1. First begin with organically grown Stevia plants.
  2. Pick off 1/4 cup of the largest leaves and rinse.
  3. Crush up and place in a cup.
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  5. Add one cup WARM water to start the process of extracting the wonderful natural sweet flavor of the leaves.
  6. Let it steep, covered for 24 hours.
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  8. Strain and refrigerate!
  9. Great in drinks!
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July 12, 20161 found this helpful

Never thought of growing and making my own. Fabulous!

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July 13, 20160 found this helpful

Very useful & handy tips for CALORY CONSIOUS PEOPLE.

thanks.

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July 13, 20160 found this helpful

Where do you buy the stevia plant? I've never seen them in the garden centers near me. Also, can you grow it inside?

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July 13, 20160 found this helpful

I found it at a local nursery. Call your local nurseries and ask about them. Make sure they were organically grown! I got this recipe from that nursery and this is the first season I'm trying it so I'm not sure if it will last inside but I intend to try ( like I do with my other potted herbs- rosemary, Thyme, basil, oregano and even lavender.)

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