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.