Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Homemade Vanilla Extract

I've talked many times about my love for my vanilla beans.  I took it even a step further and finally made my own vanilla extract!
I've been wanting to make it for awhile now and finally made it happen! It is so cheap and easy! All it takes is some vanilla beans and a bottle of vodka. I used 10 beans for the size of bottle I used. 
Just slice the vanilla bean open lengthwise and drop em into the bottle. Put it into a dark place and let it sit! That's it!
You should let it sit for a minimum of three weeks (shaking the bottle once a week) and longer for even better flavor. Mine sat for about two months and it's great! Up to siz months has also been recommened.  So much cheaper than buying the small bottles of pure extract in stores. Now I have a supply that will last me a longgg time. 


  1. Yessss!!!!!! I was JUST researching this today! I too have a major obsession with v.beans an have been wondering if this would work/taste good. Do you think it matters the quality if vodka you use?!

    1. I used 5 o'clock because I didn't wanna spend alot, aka, I'm just cheap! Lol but it turned out great!


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