How to remove vanilla beans from the pod.

Jo Zimny


Just watched a video about this. I haven't done it yet but plan to. Here's a quick video from CHOW to explain the process:


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several fresh vanilla bean pods
2 inches of rum

How to Make How to remove vanilla beans from the pod.


  • 1Put the 2" of rum in a quart size preserving jar.
  • 2Cut a tiny piece of the end of the vanilla bean off and set the whole been vertically in the rum with the cut part facing down.
  • 3Put the lid on and leave for 2 1/2 weeks.
  • 4When the time is up using your thumb and forefinger force the beans out of the pod, it should come out really easily. You can store this in a small jar in the fridge.
  • 5Dry the empty pods and grind them up and use like cinnamon in breads or muffins, or whatever you like.
  • 6Enjoy.

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