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A bottle of Homemade Vanilla Extract in a gifting bottle for the holidays.
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

This Homemade Vanilla Extract recipe is straightforward to make, costing just $1.05 per fluid ounce. It’s perfect for gifting or stocking your pantry!
Prep Time10 mins
SITTING TIME70 d
Total Time70 d 10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vanilla
Servings: 336 servings
Calories: 13kcal
Cost: $37.98

Equipment

  • paring knife
  • cutting board

Ingredients

  • 25 Vanilla beans
  • 1.7 liters Vodka we used the Kirkland brand from Costco

Instructions

  • Split the vanilla beans by cutting them in half lengthwise. Then, cut the beans in half.
  • Open the bottle of vodka and pour out about ¼ cup.
  • Place the vanilla beans inside of the vodka bottle, and screw the cap back on.
  • Once a week for 10-12 weeks, shake the bottle for about 30 seconds.
  • The extract will be ready in 10-12 weeks.

FOR GIFTING:

  • Split the vanilla beans by cutting them in half lengthwise. Then, cut the beans in half.
  • Place 1 ½ vanilla beans inside of 12, 4-ounce glass bottles.
  • Fill each bottle with vodka, and screw the cap back on.
  • Place the remaining vanilla beans back into the vodka bottle along with the excess vodka.
  • Once a week for 10-12 weeks, shake the bottles for about 30 seconds.
  • The extract will be ready in 10-12 weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg