Home Made Vanilla Extract !

3
Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

This is an easy recipe for real vanilla extract!

You can replenish it or start a new batch, when halfway through a jar.. make another batch.

I like the vanilla rum for this recipe as it already has a bit of vanilla flavoring. But you can use your favorite rum or vodka. Just always add the same type of alcohol when replenishing.

This makes a wonderful gift for your family and friends who love to cook! Just make some creative labels and you are all set!

*** The stronger the vanilla flavor.. add more vanilla beans (slice the beans lengthwise for optimal flavor).

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
1 quart
Prep:
5 Min

Ingredients

How to Make Home Made Vanilla Extract !

Step-by-Step

  1. Sterilize a quart jar in boiling water bath. While the jar is cooling, prepare the vanilla beans by making a long slit down the length of the vanilla bean.
  2. Place the slit beans into the sterile jar. Pour the alcohol of choice over the vanilla beans in the jar. Seal the jar. Shake the jar 10 times. Set this in a cool dark place for two months (shaking it a few times during the wait).
  3. ***Use as you would any vanilla.
  4. ***As you use this up, add more alcohol. You can also add more vanilla beans one at a time as the flavor weakens because of additional alcohol.

    *** This will last forever! Just remove the oldest beans if there are too many in jar.

    ***Put the pods out to dry, put them in tea can or sugar jar to add flavor to them! The vanilla bean is a gift that just keeps on giving!
  5. *** I get the optimal results when I use vanilla rum...
    *** Keep in mind that you are using alcohol and consider this when preparing recipes

Printable Recipe Card

About Home Made Vanilla Extract !

Course/Dish: Other Desserts



Show 99 Comments & Reviews

Edible Christmas Gifts Guaranteed To Spread Joy

Edible Christmas Gifts Guaranteed To Spread Joy


This year we can all use a little cheer. Make it a season to remember for your family and friends with homemade edible Christmas gifts. From salty to sweet recipes, we’ve found treats to suit everyone’s taste buds. Wrap them in individual bags with a note attached and easily deliver your gifts to friends’ and […]

20 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie

20 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pie


While a slice of pie is the epitome of a Thanksgiving dessert, easily making a pie isn’t in every baker’s wheelhouse. And that’s OK! Thankfully, there are so many delicious desserts that evoke the flavors of Thanksgiving but are easier to make than pie. If you don’t like pie or you just feel like skipping […]

10 From-Scratch Sugar Cookie Recipes

10 From-Scratch Sugar Cookie Recipes


Sugar cookies are timeless and always a favorite. The ingredients are basic – butter, eggs, flour, vanilla, baking soda or powder, and, of course, sugar. Where they become special is adding spices and decorating with icing, colored sugar crystals, or even chocolate. Buttery and sweet, sugar cookies can be soft or cut out into shapes […]