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Homemade Vanilla Extract

  • Prep time: 3 minutes
  • Cook time: 3 minutes
  • Servings: 3


  • 3 split in half with the ends still attached vanilla beans
  • 1 with tight-fitting lid jar
  • 1 cup good quality vodka


In a small saucepan over medium flame, heat vodka. Place split vanilla beans in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and pour heated vodka over to cover the beans. Allow to cool completely before putting the lid on.

Screw on lid and store in a dark cool place for 8 weeks (give jar a shake every week). Mixture will get darker and darker over time.