Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

July 7, 2011

How much do you pay for a bottle of vanilla extract? Five dollars, eight dollars, twelve dollars?  The price varies depending on the brand but nonetheless it can cost you a pretty penny.  By making it at home, it becomes significantly cheaper and you know that you are using a quality product. Vanilla extract is incredibly easy to make at home.  All you need is a clear spirit such as vodka, a few vanilla pods, and a container.  I suggest buying vanilla beans in bulk because you will use a few per jar.  The pods will need to steep for at least a month to extract the maximum flavor. Once the month has passed, strain the liquid into a new bottle and keep the used pods to make more extract. These bottles of homemade extract make great gifts that anyone would love.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

1 cup vodka

3 vanilla pods

For full recipe instructions, click below

Homemade Vanilla Extract

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