Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

Linda Boyd Moyles Swesey

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@LindaSwesey

Imagine having as much pure vanilla extract to make whatever you want for years, possibly the rest of your life! And you made it!
Make it for Christmas Presents! :)
Usually Pure Vanilla Extract costs about $2.50 an ounce approx.. This should cost you about $.50 an ounce and it is homemade!


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Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 3/4 l
vodka (cheap works well)
1/2 lb
vanilla beans (planifolia)

Directions Step-By-Step

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1 Use kitchen scissors or a sharp paring knife to cut lengthwise down each vanilla bean, splitting them in half, leaving an inch at the end connected.

2 Put vanilla beans in the actual bottle of Vodka. You may have to remove about a 1/2 of the vodka in order to get the beans to fit. Then top the bottle off with the extra vodka before sealing it up.
3 Give the bottle a good shake every once in a while. Store in a dark, cool place for 6 weeks to 6 months.

Lasts for years. You can keep topping it off with vodka once in a while as you use it, just remember to give it a good shake.
You can also make vanilla sugar by putting a split vanilla bean into a jar of white, granulated sugar. Great way to infuse the sugar with vanilla flavor for baking.
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Purchasing beans can be done over the internet.. I will supply you with websites. See below for links/you may hve to copy and paste the addresses to yoru browser window..
theposter.com/vanilla2.html <vanilla beans
Speciality bottles/containers:
sks-bottle.com
specialtybottle.com