Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Tommy Curtis

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@safetyjedi

Tired of paying between 5-10 Dollars for those little bottles of pure vanilla extract? Most people don't know how inexpensive it is to make and the flavor is much better than store bought. I started making mine last year and I won't go back to store bought.


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Serves:

Many

Prep:

20 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

20
tahitian or madagascar vanilla beans
1 qt
rum

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Buy your vanilla beans. I buy mine on eBay and you can get them really cheap direct from France, Madagascar or Tahiti. Make sure you buy from a reputable seller, check out their feedback. You can usually buy about a pound or 100 beans for around 30 dollars with most sellers offering free shipping.
2
Select your bottle. I use the 1 liter glass Perrier bottles. They make the perfect size and the vanilla makes faster with these bottles.
3
Rinse about 20 beans, slice the beans lengthwise and drop down into the bottle. You can also scoop the seeds out of a few of the beans if you want it to make faster.
4
Pour rum over the beans to the top of the bottle.
5
Put the cap on and in about 6-8 weeks you will have close to a quart of the best vanilla you have tasted or used in a recipe. Shake the bottle about once a week.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: French
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Vanilla, #spices, #extract