Who knew it was so easy to make your own vanilla extract?
Who doesn’t love a good quality extract? What may be surprising is just how easy it is to make your own — not to mention it’s a great way to save money.
I make mine with a fifth of 100 proof vodka (the cheapest kind) and Madagascar Vanilla beans.
Once it’s ready, you’ll have about 150 teaspoon servings of delicious, aromatic, homemade vanilla extract!
That’s a lot of vanilla. In fact, I haven’t made a batch in over a year since that amount of vanilla lasts so long. It’s a huge savings!
Homemade Vanilla Extract
- At least 10 of your favorite vanilla beans (I love Mexican vanilla, but you may prefer Madagascar or something else.
- A fifth of 100 proof (or stronger) vodka