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Vanilla Extract : Make-It-At-Home Series
The best home made Vanilla Extract from slit vanilla beans immersed in vodka. This extract is ready to use in a month. They make excellent gifts too.
Servings Prep Time
1180ml bottle 20minutes
Passive Time
1month
Servings Prep Time
1180ml bottle 20minutes
Passive Time
1month
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Using the tip of a sharp knife, slit each vanilla bean lengthwise. Put them into the vodka bottle, such that the beans are completely submerged. If they don’t fit, cut the beans in half and then put them in.
  2. Tighten the lid of the bottle and keep them in a cool and dark place (room temperature) for at least a month. I prefer to let them sit for 2 months. Shake the bottle a couple of times in between.
  3. If you want, you can then strain the extract into another bottle for use. Otherwise use it as it is. Once you have used about 1/3 of the extract in a bottle, you can extend it by topping it up with more plain vodka, so the beans are submerged. Let it sit for another month or so. This will extract the Vanilla further.