Homemade Vanilla extract is one of the easiest things to make in the kitchen. There are only two ingredients. But it does take quite a bit of patience because you have to wait for it to come together.
All you need to make your own extract is a few vanilla beans and a bottle of vodka. That’s it! (You can also use rum, if you prefer.) I’m going to provide the Amazon link to the beans I used, but I just bought ours at our local grocery store.
To get started, you need a few vanilla beans.
And some vodka.
That’s it. Just plop a bean into a mason jar, fill the jar with vodka. Then seal it and let it sit for at least 6 months. That’s the hard part, the waiting.
I made a short video in case you have any questions. Check it out.
This extract also makes great gifts! Just fill a few small bottles like these and make your own labels.
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