How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract
How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe. I know you’re thinking why would I want to make my own vanilla extract, when there are plenty of pre-made options available? Well, the thing is that those bottles of vanilla extract have a lot going on. They have artificial flavors and colors as well as preservatives. When you make your own homemade vanilla extract at home it’s just pure vanilla beans soaked in fine vodka. Easy peasy!
There’s also no need to worry about what type of alcohol was used or how much sugar was added – so now you have complete control over what goes into your vanilla extract!
Only 2 ingredients and a 5 minute prep time.
This is a super easy recipe!
It’s a great homemade gift idea for the Holidays, or anytime!
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Homemade Vanilla Extract
- 10 vanilla beans split lengthwise
- 1 litter vodka or bourbon
- Add the prepared vanilla beans into a bottle of vodka (or bourbon).
- Seal the bottle
- Store the bottle in a dark, cool space for three weeks. Approx once per week, shake up the bottle.
- Keep in cool dark storage for at least 3 weeks and up to 6 months. The longer the better.
- Keep in the alcohol bottle, or transfer to small bottles after the storage time.
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