homemade vanilla extract
Recipe type: miscellaneous
  • 1.7-ounce and 5-ounce bottles from here (very reasonably priced!)
  • 2 vanilla beans (I ordered mine from The Spice House. I used Mexican vanilla beans, which have a creamy flavor.)
  • approximately 7 ounces of vodka (don't go for the fancy stuff unless you plan to drink this as flavored vodka)
  1. Cut the vanilla beans in half. Scrape out the seeds to use for another purpose or place the whole bean in the bottle. I used the whole beans.
  2. Fill bottles to top with vodka. Cap the bottles tightly.
  3. Put in a cool, dark place for at least 4 weeks before using.
You can replenish your vanilla with adding more vodka to the extract bottle as you use it. Add more beans if you see the vanilla getting a little light in color after a few months of use.
Recipe by story of a kitchen at https://www.storyofakitchen.com/miscellaneous-recipes/homemade-vanilla-extract/