real vanilla extract

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Carol Eggers
from Greer, SC

I make this by the gallon, bottle and label it and give it for gifts. Everyone wants one! The beans, bottles and labels are all available on line.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves Many
prep time 30 Min

Ingredients For real vanilla extract

  • 1 c
    80 proof vodka
  • .8 oz
    vanilla beans (6)
  • 1/4 tsp
    corn syrup, light
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How To Make real vanilla extract

  • 1
    Split the vanilla beans with a sharp knife and chop into half inch pieces. Place Vodka, chopped beans and corn syrup in an airtight glass container. Store in a cool place for 3-6 months. You will have usable extract in about a month give or take. Shake the container once a week. When bottling I put a few pieces of bean in each bottle.
  • 2
    Use 12 beans per pt. Use 24 beans per qt. Use 96 beans per gal.
  • 3
    Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans are the best however other kinds will work. http://www.amadeusvanillabeans.com/ Do not discard your beans. Add more vodka and use them again. It will not be as strong but, it will still be good vanilla.

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