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!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 days
Servings 48 teaspoons
- 6 whole vanilla beans
- 1 cup alcohol 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.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg