Essence and Extract Tips

The much loved range of natural extracts and essences from Queen can be used in more than just baking – they’re great in savoury dishes and around the home too. Here’s some great essence and extract tips to try:


BRANDY & RUM: Queen Natural Brandy Essence and Queen Natural Rum Essence are four times as strong in flavour of their alcohol spirit equivalents. They’re an effective alternative to the real thing and minimise the amount of liquid added to your recipes. 1 teaspoon of each equals 4 teaspoons of the alcoholic equivalent.

LEMON: Queen Natural Lemon Extract is a great replacement for lemon zest in recipes. Each bottle contains around the oil of around 10 whole lemons.

COFFEE: Queen Natural Coffee Essence is a cost effective alternative to espresso and reduces the water added to your recipes. Simply replace 100ml espresso with 20ml Queen Natural Coffee Essence.

PEPPERMINT: Queen Natural Peppermint Extract can be used instead of peppermint liqueur in cocktails. Simply replace 2 tablespoons peppermint liqueur with 1 teaspoon Queen Natural Peppermint Extract.

ORANGE: Queen Natural Orange Extract can be used instead of orange liqueur in cocktails. Simply replace 1 tablespoon orange liqueur with 1 teaspoon Queen Natural Orange Extract.

ALMOND: Queen Natural Almond Extract can be used instead of almond liqueur in cocktails. Simply replace 1 tablespoon almond liqueur with 1 teaspoon Queen Natural Almond Extract.



COCONUT MILK: For a low fat coconut milk, simply mix two teaspoons of Coconut Essence with 1/4 cup of light evaporated milk or skim milk. It is ideal for curries, smoothies and low fat desserts.

RUM HOT CHOCOLATE: Add a few drops of Queen Rum Essence to hot chocolate and serve with marshmallows for a non-alcoholic winter warmer.

ICED COFFEE: Add 2 teaspoons of Queen Natural Coffee Essence to 200ml milk for a refreshing, convenient drink.

FLAVOUR BOOSTING: For a great depth of flavour, try layering a dish with both the fresh ingredients and a Queen Flavouring Extract, for example using freshly squeezed lemon juice along with Queen Natural Lemon Extract in a lemon curd recipe or combining real chocolate or coffee with coffee or chocolate essence in cakes and biscuits.

DRINKS: Add a drop of two of your favourite Queen Flavouring Extract to sparkling water for a refreshing drink instead of tap water.

DINNER: Queen Flavouring Extracts can be used to flavour savoury dishes as well – simply add a drop to rices, cous cous, pasta, sauces and stews.

ON THE GRILL: Combine a few drops of Lemon Extract with olive oil, crushed garlic and cracked black pepper and rub over chicken or lamb before grilling as a delicious marinade.



MASSAGE OIL: Half a teaspoon of Queen Natural Almond Extract can be added to massage oil to make it aromatic.

STRESS RELIEVER: Queen Natural Peppermint Extract can be used for its aromatic qualities. A few drops on your temples can help ease headaches and tension.

FRIDGE SPRAY: Create an aromatic bench and fridge spray by mixing Vanilla Extract with water in a spray bottle until your desired level or fragrance is reached.



Store Queen Extracts and Essences in cool, dry conditions away from heat and sunlight, such as the pantry.