Here's how to make homemade vanilla extract. Makes a wonderful gift.
6 vanilla beans, split
1 (fifth) bottle vodka
- Combine split beans with vodka in a 1-quart glass jar.
- Store jar in a dark, cool place for a minimum of 2 months, however, the longer time stored, the stronger and better flavored your homemade vanilla will be. Some prefer to store homemade vanilla for up to 1 year before using.
Makes 1 quart vanilla extract.