Making your own homemade vanilla extract is not only easy to do, but the vanilla you extract smells and tastes wonderful and the beans can still be used once you're done!
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Making your own homemade vanilla extract is not only easy to do, but the vanilla you extract smells and tastes wonderful and the beans can still be used once you're done! Bottled up, this homemade vanilla extract makes a perfect holiday gift for friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword vanilla
Prep Time 30 minutes
soak time 180 days
Total Time 180 days 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 183kcal
Author Krissy Allori

Ingredients

  • 80 vanilla beans pods split lengthwise
  • 1500 milliliters vodka

Instructions

  • Split each pod lengthwise with a sharp paring knife, keeping the tip in tact and the seeds in the pod.
  • Add split pods to clean empty gallon sized glass mason jar.
  • Add vodka.
  • Tightly screw on lid. Carefully shake contents of jar. Store in cool dark place.
  • Shake contents of jar weekly.
  • Allow 6-12 months for flavors to properly develop.
  • Use fine mesh filter to separate the liquid from the solids. Use funnel to pour into 24 separate 4 ounce amber Boston Globe glass bottles.

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Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fat: 2g