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DIY Ice Chips!

1 cup of xylitol

4 drops of flavored extract of your choice

  1. Put xylitol in a small, stainless steel saucepan.
  2. Over low heat, melt the xylitol. This takes approximately 5 minutes, depending on the heat setting, being careful not to burn. If you have a candy thermometer, it should read above 300 degrees.
  3. While xylitol is melting, line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Remove xylitol from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes or until thermometer reads 275 or less. Add desired extract and stir to mix. *adding extract to the xylitol at higher temperatures could cause it to spatter* Pour out into center of parchment and spread out as best you can. Please use caution, as this liquid is extremely hot.
  4. Let dry. This will take up to 24 hours. As it dries, it forms star-like crystallized pattern. Once it is completely dry, it will be opaque white. Break into serving sized pieces and enjoy!