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DIY Vanilla Extract
Create a delicious dessert with homemade Vanilla Extract and a great holiday gift idea. You will never go back to store-bought again.
Grade B Vanilla Beans
I used Madagascar
Vodka, Rum or Bourbon
Vodka has the least amount of alcohol flavor so it's more neutral. That is what I use.
Clean out bottles and let dry
Use approx 1/2 Vanilla Bean per bottle for 4 oz bottles
Chop beans in 1/2" pieces
Fill the bottle with Vodka and add chopped vanilla beans to liquid in the bottle.
Place in cool, dark place for a minimum of 2 months, shaking every one to two days.
Keep these bottles in a dark place during the "brewing" process.