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How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Written by Karl Dahlfred on .

vanilla beans

What You Need:

10-12 vanilla beans, grade B

1 bottle 80-proof vodka/ bourbon

How to Make It:

  1. Take out a cup of vodka from the bottle, so as to make it easier to shake the contents around.
  2. Separate the vanilla beans lengthwise and scrape the pods to expose as much of the beans as possible.
  3. Add the beans and scrapings into the vodka bottle.
  4. Label the date on it, cap, and shake it rigorously.
  5. Let it mature for 2 weeks to 2 months, until its smells like vanilla extract as you know it.
  6. Strain and enjoy.
  7. Put the beans and scrapings back into the bottle, add more vodka and repeat the process. It can go multiple rounds, though it may take longer to finish each batch.

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