Easiest Homemade Liquid Stevia Extract

Liquid Stevia Drops convenient, but sooo expensive. See how easy it is to make them yourself! Enjoy this zero-calorie, natural sweetener in your beverages and baking and save money!

I’ve been using stevia for a long time now–ever since I knew that I had candida. I personally think that stevia is one of the most safe “alternative” sweeteners and I think you can grow to like it even if you didn’t when you first tried it. I know it can be hard to know how to use it, but here’s a guide to help you use stevia.

One of my favorite stevia products is liquid stevia drops.

They are little dropper bottles full of super sweetness that you can add to your favorite beverages (like sugar-free lemonade and coffee substitute) and sweet treats (like raw brownies and almond joy® bars) without:

  • feeding candida or
  • adding calories

I love them and with the amazing variety of flavors out there you can really go to town.

The only problem is, they are a really pricey.

Of course…being the type who tries to DIY or MYO processed foods like Homemade Powdered Sugar SubstituteHomemade Egg Replacer (like Ener-G)Easiest Almond MilkEasiest Coconut MilkHomemade Taco Seasoning, and Homemade Vegetable Broth, I sought to see if I could make my own liquid stevia blend.

And–it worked!

While I love all of the flavors that I’ve tried, vanilla liquid stevia remains one of my favorites.

So, it only makes sense that I tried making my own vanilla liquid stevia first.

And I was really pleased with the results!

Maybe if I work at it enough, I can come up with some other fancy flavors, but for now, this is fitting the bill.

I’ve used it in my Rich, Delicious and Healthy Coffee Substitute and it can be used to sweeten any beverage.

There are loads of low glycemic recipes that call for liquid stevia drops as well. Now you know how to make it yourself!

I know it is possible to use the stevia plant to make stevia extract, but being super busy, I wanted a super quick and easy way to do this.

Maybe I’ll venture out and try the “from plant version” next time!

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How much will you save?

Well, liquid stevia varies in cost.

This vanilla liquid stevia from NuNaturals currently costs $12.52 on Amazon.
This one from Sweet Leaf costs $9.09.

The total cost for my 2 oz bottle?  It’s a little variable and took some intense calculating to figure out, since I purchase my stevia in bulk (maybe you should too :-)?) but here goes:

Stevia extract (I currently use this brand.): $1.03
Vanilla extract (I used this brand.  Here is another brand with no sugar.): $1.05
Dropped bottle (mine was free since I saved a leftover one from stevia, but you can purchase one at Mountain Rose Herbs or on Amazon (this is a handy-dandy set of 6 dropper bottles, so you can make all kinds of stevia drop blends.)

By the way, stevia is pretty hard to measure.  These stainless steel mini measuring spoons from Amazon are super duper handy.  The 2nd smallest is the size of 1/32 of a teaspoon so you can easily measure your stevia powder.

 

Norpro Mini Measuring Spoons

Total Cost:

Without dropper bottle: $2.08

With dropper bottle: $3.58 (plus shipping on the bottle, of course, but you can reuse it.)

So if you don’t need a bottle, you can save up to 84% by making your own vanilla liquid stevia.

At these savings, I guess you won’t be buying any more liquid stevia drops, eh?  Well, with a few exceptions. There are some flavors that would be pretty hard to replicate. One of them is this really great Root Beer Flavored stevia drops. Add these to sparkling water and you’ve got a great Sugar-Free Root Beer! (The link to the drops is an affiliate link.)

root beer drops

Have you ever used liquid stevia?
If so, how?

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  1. This is so cool! One of the primary reasons we have yet to try the liquid is the cost… We’ll definitely be trying this, thanks for the recipe! ????

  2. I found some of my liquid stevia recently – Mango flavored and have been looking at the prices. I can’t wait to try this! I have been upping my water intake and the flavored Stevia makes it easier to drink all that good (reverse osmosis) water.

  3. I have passed on recipes calling for flavored liquid stevia because of the price. Has anyone made chocolate, cherry, french vanilla, lemon, or any other flavors. How much and what type of flavorings do you use. Thanks in advance.

  4. Have you tried any Favors fOr water? I made orange using yOur measurements for vanillA (which was Great by the way) and it didn’t work at all, Couldn’t hardly taste the Orange. AnY thoughts On this would be greatLy appReciated. Also I Have a soda stream that I use which reaLly Makes Water so much easier to drinK But the flavored stevia Would make it that much Better.

    • Hi there. I’m sorry but I don’t know what that is – can you tell me? I am guessing the flavors aren’t strong enough? Maybe it’s misspelled in your comment?

      • Sorry for the confusion, my computer was acting weird. I made orange stevia extract using your recipe for the vanilla extract but the Orange flavor was too weak. I kept adding more orange extract and ended up throwing it out because I couldn’t get the right proportion. I was wondering if you have made any other extracts with different flavors ….. ..especially for making flavored water and if so what were your measurements

        • I made a few – chocolate and one other, but it’s been a long time. A few readers commented that they did it as well – maybe check the comments?

  5. I’m so glad I found this. I have been buying liquid stevia for a few years and it can add up…especially since I use caramel and coconut for coffee, lemon for tea, root-beer and lemon for water, chocolate for kids milk, and plain for everything else.

    I just tried making it using root beer. I had to use double the drops in my water to get it to taste the same but it was really good. I used kal brand powdered stevia and Wilton brand flavoring. It was too much for a 2 oz bottle so I had to use two bottles since that is all I had.

    I also made caramel (which I like in my coffee). I used half the water but kept all the other measurements the same. I was short on caramel so I used two tsp of vanilla to replace it. It was good but still weak compared to the sweet leaf brand liquid stevia. It was also a bit too much for the two ounce bottle. I think next time I will use less water to make it fit in the bottle and it should be about right on the strength as well.

    I may never have to buy bottled stevia again…and I might even be able to make new flavors too! Thank you sooo much! You’ve made my day!

    • Yeah- thanks so much!!! I have to try some more too. I have a bunch of prebought liquid stevia that I need to use up first though. Nice to “meet” you!

  6. Liz Thompson says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I start using stevia because we have a diabetic in the family. This recipe sounds wonderful and comes very handy, but what if I don’t want the vanilla flavor, can I exclude the vanilla extract from the recipe?

  7. But why not leave stevia out?

    • Hi Maxine. I think I have explained myself. I enjoy having things that taste sweet – and can’t eat most other sweeteners b/c of how they affect my body. Stevia is the purest one (the type I order) that I can have. I hope that helps.

  8. Ok. But you seem to persistently avoid the question of Are you a stevia rep!?? That question doesn’t seem to register on site, which I find a lil odd…Are you a paid stevia rep?

    • Maxine, I am sorry but I don’t understand why you are asking this again. I am not a stevia “rep”. I make money on many products by linking to them on Amazon. That is the same as almost every blogger. I don’t know what you mean by this question not registering on the site. Sorry – but I am very busy and I think I have explained myself. Thanks.