Homemade Vanilla Extract PRINT
|Jar or Bottle|
|Vanilla Beans in your favorite variety (rule of thumb is 5 beans per 1 cup of alcohol)|
|Vodka, but you can also use Bourbon, Rum or Brandy|
1. Use a knife to split the bean in half, leave about ½ inch at each end intact.
2. Put your vanilla beans in your glass bottle or jar and cover with vodka.
3. Close jar or bottle and store in a cool, dry place for at least 8 weeks. Give the bottle a shake every week or so. As you use the vanilla, simply add in more liquor to replace what you have used