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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract
Making homemade vanilla extract is simple, but requires a lot of patience! This homemade vanilla extract recipe will make all your baked goods deliciously flavorful.

Yield: 8 oz


Preparation Instructions:

Slice into the vanilla beans so they are better able to infuse with the alcohol.

Place the cut beans into a clean, airtight container that is at least 8oz in size, such as a mason jar.

Cover the beans with 8 oz of 80 proof vodka.

Screw on the lid and shake well.

Store in a cool dark place.

Periodically shake the jar in the first few weeks.

The extract can be used in as early as 2 months, but is best after 6-12 months.

The extract is ready when the liquid is a deep brown color and is fragrant.


Based on 2 reviews

Customer Reviews

Helen Volk

I am going to try this!!

Mary Kay Wagner

I use brandy to make my vanilla extract. This is Wisconsin! I started with six beans. Each time a made another batch, I added more beans until there were more beans than brandy. That was really good vanilla.

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