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Today on Chemistry Cachet, we are talking about how to make chocolate extract at home!
Yes! It is definitely a thing and couldn’t be easier. Extracts are one of my favorite chemist inventions to use around the kitchen. It packs so much flavor into a tiny amount with altering anything when it’s baking.
Extract is a chemical method to remove the flavor from something. You extract a flavor into another solution to be used for something else.
Vanilla extracts are from vanilla beans and added to alcohol for baking. I have made my own (here are the instructions). Using homemade vanilla extract saves money and the flavor is amazing!