Simple Vanilla Extract

Here's a quick how to on Vanilla Extract! Perfect for use in your home or a  great homemade gift! 

Here's What You'll Need:

  • 1 - 2oz Dark Colored Jar
  • 2 - Vanilla Beans
  • 3 1/2 TBSP 100% Proof Vodka
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Funnel (optional)

 

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Cut the ends off of both vanilla bean pods.
  2. Cut each vanilla bean pod in half, lengthwise.
  3. Using the back edge of your knife, slowly scrap the seeds out of the pods.
  4. Place the seeds into your 2oz dark colored jar.
  5. (optional) Cut both vanilla pods in half, and place the 4 pod sections into the jar for extra flavor.
  6. Using the funnel fill the jar with roughly 3 1/2 TBSP of 100% proof Vodka. Screw jar lid back on tightly.
  7. Place in dark location so the jar is not in direct contact with the light.
  8. Let sit for 4-6 weeks - lightly shaking the jar daily for best flavor results.
  9. After waiting at least 4 weeks - enjoy!
 Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

 Placing vanilla seeds and pods into jar

Placing vanilla seeds and pods into jar

 Prepping Vanilla Beans

Prepping Vanilla Beans

 Cutting ends off of vanilla beans

Cutting ends off of vanilla beans

 Harvesting vanilla seeds

Harvesting vanilla seeds

 Pour vodka into jar over the vanilla seeds and pods

Pour vodka into jar over the vanilla seeds and pods

 Jar with vanilla and vodka

Jar with vanilla and vodka

 Prepared vanilla extract - yumm!

Prepared vanilla extract - yumm!