I purchased a bottle of agave nectar to use in a cocktail. Any other uses??????
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Couldn't you thicken the nectar and put it over ice cream?
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its just a sweetener-- you can use it in place of sugar, honey or maple syrup
I have had success using agave in baked goods and sorbets or ice creams.
Agave nectar is about 40% sweeter than sugar.
The All about agave website has a good page explaining how to use Agave nectar in a recipe in place of some other sweetener.
The website 101 cookbooks has three good recipes; my favourite being the black bean brownies.
I've been using it as a replacement for sugar in almost everything. If the recipe calls for sugar, I cut the amount back by about 25% in general. It's worked very well in cakes, pies, sorbets, and ice creams, that I've used it in.
So much! I love agave! I use it in muffins, smoothies, to sweeten oatmeal, but I have found it is fabulous to use to sweeten carrots instead of honey. It is also good to use to sweeten tea instead of sugar.
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Thanks so much to everyone! I'll check the websites recommended and try using it in recipes at 75% of the measurement of sugar.
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