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homemade vanilla extract

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Jamallah Bergman
Atlanta, GA

Yeah I know, you didn't think there would be a recipe for this but of course I found it and its super duper easy!

★★★★★ 2
serves 4 1/2 cups extract

Ingredients For homemade vanilla extract

  • 6
    vanilla beans, divided
  • 1 qt
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c

How To Make homemade vanilla extract

  • 1
    Cut each of 3 vanilla beans into 4 pieces; split each piece lengthwise. Place in a 1 1/2 quart bottle and add vodka. Cover tightly and shake vigorously. Let stand in a cool dry place 3 weeks, shaking bottle every 2 days.
  • 2
    Line a funnel with a coffee filter; pour mixture through a funnel into a bowl, discard beans.
  • 3
    Cook sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; cool completely. Add to vodka mixture.
  • 4
    Cut remaining 3 vanilla beans into pieces. Fill small bottles with 1 vanilla bean piece and extract; cover tightly and let stand in a cool dry place 1 month. Strain vanilla, discarding beans. Pour into decorative bottles.

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