Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract can be very expensive. But we all know the better the vanilla, the better our baked goods taste! So, make your own.

Use about 5-8 whole vanilla beans...add to approx. 32 oz. vodka (Absolut or Skyy is an appropriate quality) into a glass bottle with a lid....wait 6 weeks shaking the bottle a few times a week. Ta-da!
Delicious vanilla extract, and the best part is, when the bottle gets low, just top it off with vodka and give it a few weeks, and it's ready to go again!

Vanilla Bean Sources - Costco (10 beans; approx $10)
Beanilla.com (prices vary)

Bottle - I used the bottle shown above from Ikea. Slom Bottle $2.99


Derek said...

I am really hoping this vanilla turns out well. But even if it doesn't we'll have some delicious vanilla vodka, and I'm ok with that too!