Back in August I stumbled upon Beantown Baker’s post about making homemade vanilla extract and decided that I just HAD to give these as Christmas gifts to all of the special ladies in my life this year.
So, I ordered the bottles, secured the beans, bought the vodka and got right to work.
The extract is so simple and pretty much does all the work itself!
Vanilla beans – 2 per jar
Wash and dry bottles well.
Add one or two beans to each jar and fill with vodka.
Close tightly and store in a box somewhere cool and dark (I used a corner of our basement).
Every week or so, take the bottles out and give them a good shake.
Your extract will be ready in about 2 months, but the longer you let it sit the better!
Husband Rating – 5 out of 5 – “Brilliant idea! I had fun shaking these – LoL!”