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Instant Pot Vanilla Extract

It has never been easier to make Homemade Vanilla Extract in the Instant Pot. It will be ready to use in 24 hours for all your favorite baked goods.
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant pot, Vanilla Extract
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Natural Release 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Candi Elm
Cost $25


  • Instant Pot


  • 6 Vanilla Beans Grade B (2 per jar)
  • 6 Cups Vodka
  • 1 Cup Water For bottom of Instant Pot


  • With a knife, cut each vanilla bean in half down the middle vertically
  • Pour 2 cups of vodka to each canning jars less 1 TB each
  • Place Two Sliced Vanilla Beans in Each Jar. Seal Jars Finger Tight.
  • Pour one cup of water to the bottom of your Instant Pot. Place the trivet at the base of the Pot.
  • Close each canning jar with metal lids, and place on the trivet inside your Pot.
  • Close the Instant Pot by screwing on the lid. Close the valve.
  • Set the Instant Pot to High Pressure for 45 minutes. Once the time is done, allow it tor elease pressure naturally, which will take about 20 minutes. Remove jars with towel or tongs and tighten jars.
  • Allow the vanilla extract to sit for at least 24 hours before use for best results. Make sure to keep in an airtight glass jar in a dark, cool room when not using.  


Choose Grade B over Grade A Beans for cost reasons
Make Sure not to use over 80 proof Alcohol. Use less expensive alcohol. Vodka or Bourbon. 
Let Instant Pot Natural Release for at least 20 minutes (Safety Reason)
You can use your Extract within 24 hours but can let steep for a week or two. 
You don't need to remove the Beans they can stay in the bottle. 
These make great gifts during the holidays.