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Watkins Gold Medal Gourmet Baking Extracts are for more than just Baking! April 4, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — motherofpearls @ 11:22 am

Watkins is world famous for its’ expansive line of gourmet baking extracts and loved by bakers everywhere! But did you know there are many other uses for these extracts and that they can help those calorie-conscious folks get a flavor-filled punch with minimal added calories or Zero WW points? These fat-free liquid flavorings are economical to use and add a full, rich flavor to a variety of foods-not just baked goods. They’re concentrated, true-to-life, and all backed by the same expertise that’s made Watkins Vanilla the choice of generations.  Almond, Caramel, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Rum, yum, the list goes on! Some ideas include drizzling a teaspoon of any extract over your low-fat ice cream for a decadent treat or mixing with low fat milk and ice for a sweet smoothie! Here are some more recipes, but, really, the sky is the limit.

Café Swiss Mocha
Swiss Style Coffee…a blend of coffee and chocolate.
by the cup:
1 tbsp/15 mL non-dairy creamer
1 tsp/5 mL sugar (or sweetener to taste)
1 tsp/5 mL instant coffee
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Vanilla
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Chocolate Extract

Strawberry Iced Tea
3 Tea bags
6 cups of Water
2 Tbl Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Sugar or substitute
1 tsp. Watkins Strawberry Extract

Bring water to a boil.  Pour into a 2 quart container and add tea bags. Let steep 30 minutes. Remove tea bags. Add lemon, sugar, and extract.  Add enough water to make 2 quarts. Chill and serve. Try with Watkins Cherry, Orange, or Raspberry extract.

Raspberry Vinaigrette
1/3 cup/80 mL Watkins Original Grapeseed Oil
1/4 cup/60 mL white wine vinegar
2-1/2 tbsp/37.5 mL sugar
2 tsp/10 mL Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Watkins Raspberry Extract
Combine all ingredients; mix well and chill until serving time.

Ice Cream Ideas
Over your favorite Low Fat Frozen Yogurt…
…drizzle a TBL of Watkins Rootbeer Extract for a Roat Beer Float!
…drizzle a tsp each of Watkins Mango, Coconut, Pineapple Extracts for an Island Concoction!
…drizzle a TBL of Watkins Orange Extract for a Dreamsicle!
…drizzle a TBL of Watkins Peanut Butter extract over chocolate ice cream for a Reeses’ PB Cup Treat!

Piña Colada Topping
1 can (8 oz/227 g) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
1 large ripe banana, peeled and chopped
(about 1/2 cup/125 mL)
1/8 tsp/0.6 mL Watkins Rum Extract
1/8 tsp/0.6 mL Watkins Coconut Extract
2 tbsp/30 mL toasted shredded coconut
Combine pineapple, banana and extracts in small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use. Spoon over frozen yogurt and sprinkle with coconut. Serve over frozen non-fat vanilla yogurt, low-fat ice cream, angel food cake, waffles or pancakes.
Makes 1 cup/250 mL.

For more detailed information and more recipes, you can visit this link to

And don’t forget, in the summer, we unveil the exclusive Limited Edition extracts that are only available for a short time until the holidays are over!

Any guesses as to what will be this years’ special treat?


2 Responses to “Watkins Gold Medal Gourmet Baking Extracts are for more than just Baking!”

  1. Cheryl Says:

    Those all sound really good, yum.

  2. Kristine Says:

    Ooo, that’s enough to convince me to get some strawberry extract for some Strawberry iced tea!!!!!

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