Real Vanilla Extract Homemade

All your baking recipes call for vanilla extract and we even put it in our smoothies! Make your own homemade vanilla extract with only 2 ingredients. It is so easy and keeps for a long time. All you need is some vanilla beans ( we wait until they go on sale and and freeze them until we are ready to use them) and an inexpensive bottle of vodka. Note: The proof of the alcohol does matter! Read on to learn how.
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Equipment

  • 1 Funnel
  • 1 Pairing Knife
  • Bottles for storing or gifting
  • Mason Jar

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Vanilla Beans split
  • 1 Quart of 80 Proof Vodka or higher

Instructions
 

  • Gather your ingredients
  • Split the vanilla beans in two.
  • Add them to the Vodka
  • Seal tight
  • Wait for 30-45 days to taste.
  • You can leave the beans in after that or remove them, it’s a matter of preference.
  • Store in an airtight container in a dark place like a cupboard or pantry no refrigeration needed

Video

Notes

We gave the vanilla in our Christmas gift baskets this year- Everyone loved it. 
Keyword Extract, Vanilla
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