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With only two simple ingredients, you can make homemade vanilla extract. Create this custom and quality extract with a minimal amount of effort. 
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Course: essentials
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 oz.
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Emily Laurae


  • Large Tall Container - Air Tight


  • 8 oz Quality Vodka
  • 7-8 Vanilla Beans
  • A tall, glass jar


  • Slice each vanilla bean in half lengthwise to reveal inside of beans. If the beans are too long to fit in your glass jar you can cut them shorter.
  • Place your split beans in a glass jar and pour alcohol over them. Cap the jar tightly and shake gently.
  • You'll want to place this mixture tore in a cool, dark place for at least eight weeks, making sure to shake it once a week. The photos you see above and below depict my vanilla extract that has been stored for just over 2 months. Ideally, your extract will sit extracting for 6-12 months in order to attain the optimal flavor.  


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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