Anise Extract

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Star Anise Extract adds Rich Licorice Flavor to Sweet or Savory Recipes

  • Made from Pure Anise Oil with Alcohol, Water, and Glycerin
  • Traditional Flavoring for Biscotti, Pizzelle, Pfeffernusse, Springerle
  • Perfect for Adding Licorice Flavor To Baked Goods and Beverages
  • Adds Depth of Flavor To Savory Dishes or Prepared Meats

Star Anise Extract from OliveNation brings classic licorice flavor to traditional Italian favorites including biscotti, pizzelle, candy, and breads. This rich flavoring is also common in savory dishes from many different cuisines, such as curries and cabbage. Star anise extract for baking is great for adding depth to fruit desserts, and helps create complex flavor profiles.

OliveNation's natural star anise extract is ideal for baked goods from a number of national and regional cuisines, especially in traditional Italian recipes. In baking, biscotti, pizzelle, pfefferneusse, peppernut cookies, and anise tuiles are all enhanced with this ingredient's distinctive flavor. Anise extract works well in both sweet and savory dishes, and blends well with spices like ginger, cloves, cinnamon, or nutmeg.

What is Anise Extract?

Our PG free star anise extract is made from anise oil, alcohol, water, and glycerin. Extracts are concentrated flavoring agents that have been distilled from beans, nut oils, fruits, and spices that have been dissolved in an alcohol base. This natural anise extract can be used to add flavor to candy, beverages, specialty dishes, baked goods, and desserts.

What Does Anise Extract Taste Like? How can I use it?

Anise extract tastes like black licorice, and is often used to flavor baked goods and desserts. It is a key ingredient in making biscotti, pfefferneusse, peppernut cookies, and pizzelle, and works great in many different cakes and cookies. Our commercial quality anise extract's distinctive flavor can also be used for flavoring a wide variety of vegetable dishes or to add another dimension to lamb and beef stews.

In order to get the best flavor possible from extracts, it's important to remember to close the bottle tightly after each use and store in a cool, dark location. These simple steps to help prevent evaporation and ensure that your extracts provide sensational flavor each and every time you use them.

Note: OliveNation extracts are stronger than typical grocery store extracts. Since our extracts are suspended in alcohol, they are best for recipes that are cooked or baked. For no-bake recipes, use one drop at a time until the desired level of flavor is reached. One or two drops can replace one whole star anise in your recipes. A few drops of anise extract can also replace ground or whole anise seed. One teaspoon of the extract is a great substitute for 1 to 2 tablespoons of anise liqueur in recipes.

How to Substitute Star Anise Extract in Recipes
Product Form Amount Amount of Anise Extract
PLEASE NOTE that amounts are not exact and should be adjusted by application and taste. We recommend wearing gloves and eye protection when working with any essential oil.
Anise Oil Water-Soluble Liquid 1/4 tsp Anise Oil 1 tsp
Anise Seed Ground or Whole Seeds 2 tsp Ground Anise Seed 1 tsp
Star Anise Whole 1 Pod 1 tsp
Anise Liquor Liquid 1-2 TBSP 1 tsp
Anise Flavoring Liquid 1 tsp 1 tsp

This item is filled in fluid ounces and not by weight

Looking for anise information for menus or labels? Check out our articles on different forms of anise and substituting anise extract in recipes

PLEASE NOTE: This product is intended for culinary uses only: cooking, baking, and other human food applications.

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Product Specifications

Alcohol, Water, Glycerin, and Anise Oil
Clear Liquid
Baking, Brewing, Cooking
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29 Reviews

  • 5

    Anise Extract

    Posted by Catherine Alexander on Apr 23rd 2021

    Outstanding flavor, quick service and packaged well!

  • 5


    Posted by Carolyn Langley on Apr 19th 2021

    Was excellent Thank you

  • 5

    Wonderful Anise!

    Posted by Lainey on Sep 10th 2020

    As a full blooded Italian I am very pleased with my purchase of your Anise Extract!!!

  • 5

    Anise Extract

    Posted by Carron Eubanks on Jul 14th 2020

    Love it for my homemade licorice!

  • 5


    Posted by christel lepelletier on Jun 28th 2020

    OTHER REVIEWS HAVE SAID IT ALL! EXCELLENT, TRUE TO REAL FLAVOR OF ANISE....If anyone likes Pernod or Ricard , this is a fantastic alternative...Of course you can always add gin or vodka with this not forget the water...and you can imagine being in the South of France drinking your Ricard!!!

  • 5

    just right for biscotti

    Posted by Paul J DIBLASIO on May 2nd 2020

    Wonderful flavor and strength. Perfect in my biscotti.

  • 5

    LOVED IT!!

    Posted by Dorothy Oneto on Dec 26th 2018

    Made all the difference in my cookies.

  • 5

    I love tis extract for everything

    Posted by Dan Okrasinski on Aug 2nd 2018

    I use it in my morning tea, especially good with mint tea.

  • 5

    Loved the product!

    Posted by Teresa on Feb 7th 2018

    I use a lot of Anise Extract and the 32 oz. bottle is terrific! My Italian biscuits tasted terrific and ordering was easy! Thanks OliveNation!

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