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Learn how easy it is to make homemade vanilla extract and save money on groceries! Store bought vanilla extract is SO expensive, but you can make your own in just a fewminutes, for a few dollars! Makes a great gift too!
How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract | Save Money on Groceries
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 
Learn how easy it is to make homemade vanilla extract. Store bought vanilla extract is SO expensive, but you can make your own in just a few minutes, for a few dollars! It makes a great gift too!
Servings: 375 mL
Author: Myra
Ingredients
  • 1 pint vodka (375mL)
  • 3 vanilla beans (This is what came in my tube. Had there only been 2 I would have used 2)
Instructions
  1. Slice open the vanilla beans so that all the paste and seeds inside can mix with the vodka. I also cut mine in half and quarters.
  2. Add vanilla beans and vodka to a mason jar and close it up tightly. Store in a cool, dark place (like a cupboard) for around 2 months and give it a little shake every once in a while.
  3. After it's had time to steep it should be a deep amber colour and a lovely vanilla aroma. If you'd like to pour it into a pretty bottle go ahead.
  4. Use your homemade vanilla extract in baking, pancakes, or give it as gifts! Enjoy! :)