Homemade Vanilla Extract - Making homemade vanilla extract is so easy! With just two ingredients and about 5 minutes of hands-on time, you'll love making this pantry staple at home! Great for gift giving, too!
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
6 to 7organic whole vanilla beans
1cupvodka or bourbon
Split vanilla beans in half lengthwise, leaving the tip of one end attached. Place into a clean bottle(s). If the vanilla bean is too long for the bottle, cut in half or thirds as needed. Fill the bottle with vodka or bourbon and secure the top to the bottle. Label the bottle and shake vigorously. Store in a cool, dark location for at least a month, shaking once per week. The longer the vanilla extract steeps, the darker and more intense the vanilla flavor and scent.
Recipe yields 1 cup of homemade vanilla extract. The recipe can easily be increased or decreased based on how much vanilla extract you are making. This recipe yields 1 (8-ounce) bottle or 2 (4-ounce) bottles.