How to Make Hazelnut Extract

How to Make Hazelnut Extract

A Delicious and Versatile Ingredient for Your Kitchen

Hazelnuts, also known as filberts, are a delicious and nutritious ingredient that can be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes. Hazelnut extract is an easy and convenient way to add the rich, nutty flavor of hazelnuts to your cooking and baking. Here's a simple recipe for making your own hazelnut extract at home.


  • 1 cup King Fresh Roasted Hazelnuts (Unsalted or Lightly Salted)
  • 1 cup high-proof alcohol (such as vodka)
  • 2 vanilla beans


  1. Place hazelnuts in a food processor and pulse until they are finely ground.
  2. Transfer the ground hazelnuts to a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add the alcohol and give it a good shake.
  3. Let the mixture sit in a cool, dark place for 2-4 weeks, shaking it every few days to redistribute the hazelnuts.
  4. After 2-4 weeks, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove the solids. Your homemade hazelnut extract is now ready to use!


  • You can also use a high-proof neutral spirit like Everclear instead of vodka
  • You can also make a small batch of the extract by using 1/4 cup of hazelnuts and 1/4 cup of alcohol.
  • You can also not use vanilla beans for a different flavor.
  • You can store your homemade hazelnut extract in a cool, dark place for up to a year.

Your homemade hazelnut extract can be used in a variety of ways. Use it to add a rich, nutty flavor to almost anything you bake or even to make a delicious hazelnut coffee creamer!


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