A couple of years ago, I got a fun present – it was a kit that included everything I needed to make my own pure vanilla extract. Somebody made a lot of money on that kit because the truth is, you don’t need a kit at all. There are only three things you need and here is the recipe.
Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 Vanilla Beans
- 1 glass bottle with a lid
Put the vanilla beans into the bottle. Pour the vodka into the bottle to cover the vanilla beans. Put into the pantry and forget for a couple of months to let the vanilla infuse info the vodka.
What I have found is that you can reuse the vanilla beans once by pouring more vodka into the bottle, but after that, you really need some fresh vanilla beans. Try these Premium Bourbon-Madagascar Vanilla Beans – 16 beans for only $14.95 and enjoy the experience of making your own pure vanilla extract.
This would make a great gift idea for the holidays and you really need to start now so they will be ready to use.