Homemade Vanilla Extract
Author: Kelly - Simple Life Mom
  • 1 gallon vodka
  • 80 vanilla beans
  1. Pour a little vodka out of each bottle into a small jar so that you have room for the vanilla beans. I bought two 1.75 liter bottles, and used an empty peanut butter jar for the extra vodka.
  2. Cut the vanilla beans in half with scissors. You can leave them in tact so that the bean is joined at the top, or cut them fully in half.
  3. Place 40 beans (80 halves) in each bottle. I bought a few extra and put 8 in my small jar as well.
  4. Seal and store 4 - 6 months in a dark place. Take out and shake occasionally.
Recipe by Simple Life Mom at https://simplelifemom.com/2012/08/31/homemade-vanilla-extract/