Homemade Coconut Extract
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Serves: ¾ cup
Homemade Coconut Extract is easy to make and naturally adds a sweet tropical coconut flavor to all your favorite recipes.
  • shredded coconut (fresh or dried) (I used ¾ - 1 cup)
  • Rum or other spirits (enough to cover the coconut)
  1. Place the shredded coconut in a jar or other airtight container.
  2. Pour enough rum over the coconut to cover it. I ended up using about equal parts.
  3. Place in a cool, dark area and let sit for several days to 2 weeks, giving your jar a good shake about once a day.
  4. Once your extract has reached your desired level of coconutty-ness, drain the extract from the shredded coconut and store it.
  5. I decided to store my extract in the fridge, just to be safe.
I felt that the flavors in my homemade extract were not as concentrated as commercial extract, so I used more in recipes when baking. But that is just my personal preference.

I used a white rum with 35% alcohol content.
Recipe by Flippin' Delicious at https://flippindelicious.com/2016/03/homemade-coconut-extract-recipe.html