Homemade Vanilla Extract
Learn how to make vanilla extract - a beautiful vanilla gift with free printable labels. Once you have homemade vanilla, you'll never purchase store bought again!
vodka, rum, brandy or bourbon
Split vanilla beans lengthwise. By splitting your beans, or snipping into small bits, you expose more surface area, which makes a better extract.
Place in a bottle.
Using a funnel, fill with alcohol.
Store in a dark cabinet for a at least a month.
By splitting your beans, or snipping into small bits, you expose more surface area, which makes a better extract.
Storing for 3+ months is optimal, shaking occasionally.
Beans can be used for a year - just refill with vodka. If you feel your vanilla extract is weak, just add a few more beans.
Vodka is most commonly used to make extract, but try using bourbon or brandy for a fun, flavorful twist.
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