Super Simple Homemade Vanilla Extract

There is nothing to get long-winded about with this super simple Vanilla Extract because the flavor speaks for itself! And, it is a breeze to make!
Homemade Vanilla
Freshly Made.

Our method:

All you will need is 10 Madagascar Vanilla beans, almost 2 cups of Vodka, and a pint jar.

Some folks go all fancy with the jars, and if that is your thing, go for it! We like to keep things simple around our place though.

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Instructions

Wash and Dry your pint jar with lid.

Slice the Vanilla beans open and then cut them in half so they will be fully submerged in the Vodka.

Add to jar.

Add Vodka leaving one inch of headspace.

Tighten the lid.

Shake!

Store in a dark place for 4-8 weeks (the longer the better) giving the jar a shake a few times a week. If you forget for a few days, the world is not going to come to an end. It will be okay!

Once you start using the Vanilla, keep the jar topped off with Vodka.

The older this becomes, the less you will have to use. So, if a recipe for your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies calls for 3 Tablespoons, as your Vanilla ages, you can cut that down to 1 Tablespoon after it is a couple of years old.

See, nothing to get long-winded about. It’s just that easy! No informational history of the Vanilla bean is necessary.

Homemade Vanilla

Super Simple Homemade Vanilla

Never buy store bought Vanilla again!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Storing Time: 60 days
Total Time: 60 days 10 minutes
Course: Preserving
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, preserving, Vanilla
Servings: 60 Tablespoons
Calories: 16kcal
Cost: 25.00

Equipment

  • 1 Pint Jar with lid

Ingredients

  • 10 Madagastgar Vanilla Beans
  • 1 3/4 cups Vodka

Instructions

  • Wash and Dry your pint jar with lid.
  • Slice the Vanilla beans open and then cut them in half so they will be fully submerged in the Vodka.
  • Add to jar.
  • Add Vodka leaving one inch of headspace.
  • Tighten the lid.
  • Shake!
  • Store in a dark place for 4-8 weeks (the longer the better) giving the jar a shake a few times a week. If you forget for a few days, the world is not going to come to an end. It will be okay!

Notes

Once you start using the Vanilla, keep the jar topped off with Vodka.
The older your Vanilla becomes, the less you will have to use. So, if a recipe calls for 3 Tablespoons, as your Vanilla ages, you can cut that down to 1 Tablespoon after it is a couple of years old.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 16kcal | Sodium: 1mg
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