Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe
Make your own Vanilla Extract at home with only TWO ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time56 d 5 mins
Yield: 1 8 oz. jar/bottle
- 4 vanilla beans each split lengthwise (use Grade B Bourbon or Madagascar beans for a classic flavor; use Mexican beans for a spicier flavor)
- 8 oz. jar or bottle with screw-on lid, washed
- 8 oz. vodka 80 proof, NOT premium quality
Place the vanilla beans into the washed jar/bottle. Add 8 oz. of vodka and seal tightly with lid.
Let sit for eight weeks, shaking contents once/day. After eight weeks, strain through a coffee filter and pour the extract back into the jar/bottle. Use in baked goods, as directed!