How to Use Almond Extract
Almond extract, used in a variety of dishes, is made by combining alcohol with almond oil. You can find this clear, highly concentrated flavoring in the baking aisle of almost any grocery store near the vanilla and other extracts. Whether you choose pure almond extract or an imitation variety, you’ll be able to flavor numerous dishes with just a small amount.
- Almond extract, pure or imitation
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 4 tbsp. milk
- Mixing bowl
- Hand mixer
- 1 stick of butter
- Lidded dish
- Fresh fruit
- Plain yogurt
Flavor your homemade frosting with almond extract rather than vanilla for a fresh, clean flavor. Combine one cup of vegetable shortening, 4 cups of powdered sugar, one tsp. almond extract and 4 tbsp. milk in a mixing bowl. Beat on high speed until fluffy to create your own icing at home, rather than purchasing canned frosting for all of your desserts.
Add almond extract to your butter to make a nutty-flavored spread for your morning toast. Soften one stick of butter and whip together with 1/4 tsp. almond extract. Place in a lidded dish and use immediately or after refrigeration.
Add 1/4 tsp. almond extract to a bowl of oatmeal to add a touch of flavor. Add a handful of fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, bananas or pineapple to create a fruity, nutty taste. Try the same with plain vanilla yogurt.
Use almond extract in place of amaretto when you don’t want to cook with alcohol. Replace 2 tbsp. of amaretto with 1/2 tsp. almond extract in recipes.
Add almond extract when baking cookies, cakes, scones, biscotti, breads, cheesecakes and muffins to enhance their natural flavor. Experiment with 1/2 to 1 tsp. almond extract, pure or imitation.