Bonnie recommence, et cette fois elle prépare de l'extrait de citron, en plus de l' extrait de café et de l'extrait d'orange qu'elle a déjà partagé avec nous. Vous pouvez voir les publications et les progrès de Bonnie dans notre groupe Facebook privé, Faire de l'extrait de vanille par VanillaPura .

Dans les photos de Bonnie et dans ses propres mots, voici comment elle fabrique son propre extrait de citron maison :

Prenez simplement les zestes de 11 citrons. Utilisez un éplucheur de légumes pour retirer les écorces afin d'obtenir une coupe la plus nette.

J'utilise un pot Mason avec une large ouverture pour un accès facile qui me permet également d'utiliser un poids en verre (photo ci-dessous) pour presser les zestes de citron afin de les maintenir immergés dans l'alcool.

Une fois les pelures prêtes, je les place dans le bocal avec le poids en verre dessus. Ensuite, j'ajoute à 8 onces de vodka Blue Steel.

Laissez les zestes de citron dans la vodka pendant un mois, puis retirez-les du pot Mason et versez-les dans un pot plus décoratif pour un usage quotidien.

C'est ça!

Extrait de citron

Extrait de citron

poids du pot

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How long does it take to make?

— Joyce Sears

I just started my first jar of lemon extract. Love lemons so much. I cut in wedges and eat them. Lol. I make a lot of lemon desserts, so I always juice any peeled lemons and pour them into ice cube trays to freeze, then pop them into a freezer bag. Always handy when needed. Thanks for this recipe. Would never have thought of making my own extract.

— Linda Wasko

No matter how hard I try, my lemon peels still have a wee bit of white on the inside. Is this alright, or do I have to try and scrape more of it off the peel?


When making lemon extract, is it necessary to take lemon zest out of bottle before using? What will it hurt to leave it in? First time making it! 😳

— Debbie

Great recipes Bonnie, thank you!
I have two questions.
1 should I be careful not to get the white plinth with the peel? I think it is bitter?

2 what do you guess the shelf life would be of the strained extract? As it is in alcohol perhaps forecer?

— Pat

You can freeze whole lemons that you used for zesting. Freeze up to 3 months.

— J. Ann Hardman

I fill my mason jars to just under the rim so no weights needed and when I shake I prefer the rinds/zest to swim freely to get all the goodness I can

— Michelle

After my lemon extract was done. I strained then dehydrated the peels then added with turmeric peppercorns in blender and grind until a jive fine or course powder for lemon turmeric pepper! Absolutely Devine and with added benefits

— Michelle

Has anyone tried drying and powdering the rinds after removal from the alcohol?

— Debbie White

Mine still has a strong alcohol smell, & it’s been a little over a month.
I’m wondering if I should change the peels out & wait another month?
Target has weights – I bought 2 different sizes online.

— Pat

People in the group have said they’ve gotten the glass weights through Amazon.

— Carol

Would love to know where you found the glass weight.

— Monique

Hi Jody and Abbe! We don’t specifically have a recipe to use with the leftover rinds, but we know many individuals who make sugar with leftover rinds. We have seen orange sugar and even strawberry sugar! I think lemon sugar could be fun to use in all lemon-type treats!

— VanillaPura

Hi do you have a recipe for the lemon rinds after you’ve
finished extracting? Thank you.

— Abbe Leavitt

What do you do with the lemons after you peeled them. I would hate to throw them away.

— Jody Ruhf

I’m very interested in finding that glass weight. You are an inspiration!

— Karen Lonaberger

Is there a special cleaning process of the fruit before zesting?

— Glenn Kiss

Where do you buy the glass weights and do you remember about what they cost?

— Grace Baker

Do you candy the rinds, or do you have to leave them in the liquid?

— Judy

Thank you for the recipe! I have my 1st batch going. Where can I find a glass weight? Thanks again!

— Judy