Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

dehydrated bone broth

Make broth easier to store and easier to use!

Broth and stocks are a staple in the traditional diets of every culture. Besides infusing home cooking with great flavour, the nutritious liquid contains incredible healing benefits and is considered an ancient remedy. For this reason, simmering bones has seen a revival in traditional kitchens and is a staple in the paleo and SCD community.  

Homemade stock will always be much healthier than store-bought varieties. Whether you buy poultry, meat or plant-based stock, broth or bouillon, they all have some form of MSG, or lab-produced flavour enhancer. If you have food sensitivities or follow a specific diet, it may be difficult to find any commercial stock powder suitable.  

By making stock or broth at home you can control exactly what goes into it. The final product can be stored in the fridge or freezer, however, if space is an issue or you just prefer the convenience of bouillon, then, dehydrating is a superb option. The Breeze Food Dehydrator preserves the nutritive value of the broth in a shelve stable form. Once dehydrated you can break it up into pieces or grind it into powder in the Vibe Blender.

One cup of liquid broth dehydrates down to approximately one tablespoon of powder, so you can easily store several bottles of homemade stock powder in your pantry and save on space.

Homemade stock powder from dehydrated bone broth

Making stock or broth isn’t hard, so don’t think you need to be an expert in the kitchen to make it. We used homemade chicken broth as the example here, but any sort of bone broth can be dehydrated. We haven’t shared our recipe because there are so many methods online and many variations. Bone broth can be simmered for hours or days. It really is worth experimenting. We haven’t tried dehydrating vegetable stock, but we are confident it will work too. Let us know if you try it. 

Like many culinary wise traditions, making homemade bone broth and dehydrating it is a long and slow process, but nothing about it is difficult. The hands-on time is minimal, and you’ll be rewarded with a dry product that will keep for up to a year if prepared and stored correctly.

dehydrate bone broth and make homemade stock powder

How to use homemade stock powder.

You can easily rehydrate your homemade powder by adding it to a cup of hot water. Alternatively, you can add a teaspoon or more right into your cooking as a flavourful base. You can also mix it into gravies and sauces. Basically, use it wherever you would normally use store-bought bouillon. It’s also great sprinkled onto foods! Once you have it in your pantry, you’ll find yourself using it on nearly everything. Take it traveling, camping, hiking - there are virtually no limits.


In order for your homemade stock powder to have an extended shelf life and not risk going rancid, you must remove ALL the fat from the liquid broth before dehydrating. Fat does not dehydrate.

After straining, put your pot of broth in the fridge to chill completely. You can leave it over-night. The gelatin in the broth will set and the fats will rise to the top and solidify, making it much easier to remove. If you are not confident that you have removed all of the fat, refrigerate it again after you have reduced the broth.  

homemade stock powder


To evaporate high liquid contents in the Breeze Food Dehydrator you need Luvele silicon ‘roll-up sheets’ that fit on top of the dehydrator trays. These are sold separately in packs of four. We recommend using 8 liners when dehydrating bone broth. Estimate half a cup of liquid broth for each liner.

how to dehydrate bone broth and make homemade stock powder

how to dehydrate bone broth and make homemade stock powder



dehydrated bone broth