Vanilla extract is super simple to make at home and it’s more economical to make than to purchase at the store. This is all you need:
Homemade Vanilla Extract
- 6-12 high quality vanilla beans (We purchased our from saffron.com)
- Bottle of vodka
Simply split the vanilla beans in half length wise
Place them in the vodka.
I poured some vodka into a quart canning jar because I wished to avoid the plastic bottle the vodka came in. In order to ensure the vanilla beans were submerged I cut them into smaller pieces. If you’re not weird about plastic (or you purchase your vodka in a glass jar), you can simply slip the vanilla beans right into the jar.
I did tell you it was easy.
Your vanilla extract will be ready to use in 3 – 6 months.