Homemade Vanilla Extract
Homemade vanilla extract is an easy and delicious way to add flavor to baked goods.
Servings 146 teaspoons
- 12-18 vanilla beans
- 3 cups vodka
Split vanilla beans in half.
Place vanilla beans in clean bottle.
Pour vodka over the beans.
Place lid on bottles.
Store in a cool, dark place.
Shake once a week for 2-3 months.
After 2-3 months, it should be a nice dark color, rich in vanilla flavor and ready to use. Wait until six months for a fuller, richer flavor.
- You want to split the vanilla bean in half or chop it up to help the alcohol infuse more and give it a richer, deeper flavor.
- Grade B vanilla beans will work perfectly. You don't need to get the more expensive, plump, grade A beans.
- When you run out of extract, you can fill it at least one more time before the full flavor of the beans runs out.
Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg