Homemade Vanilla Extract

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Hi I’m Georgina! Check out my Homemade Vanilla Extract recipe below.

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Homemade Vanilla Extract
Homemade Vanilla Extract
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Waiting is always the hardest part when making vanilla extract but have a little bit of patience, the outcome is worth it. Make this homemade vanilla extract-it's a perfect gift for the baker in your life or keep for yourself!
Homemade Vanilla Extract
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Waiting is always the hardest part when making vanilla extract but have a little bit of patience, the outcome is worth it. Make this homemade vanilla extract-it's a perfect gift for the baker in your life or keep for yourself!
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5minutes 45days
Prep Time
5minutes
Passive Time
45days
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Method
  1. Cut the vanilla beans to the length of your bottle (you need to make sure they're all fully covered) and slice them lengthwise, but only enough to expose the seeds- keep the ends attached.
  2. Place the vanilla beans in the bottle and cover completely with vodka.
  3. Place the lid on and shake gently.
  4. Put bottle away in the pantry or cupboard and give it a couple of gentle shakes each day for a week or so.
  5. After a week has passed, you can start shaking less often, once or twice a week for about a month.
  6. Your vanilla will be ready to use after 6 weeks, but I like to wait at least 3 months before I use mine. Just make sure you give it a little shake once in awhile.
  7. When your bottle is about 25% empty, you can top if off with more vodka but ideally, when you do that, you want to let it sit again for a couple of weeks. I prefer to have two bottles going at all times.
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  9. *make sure to choose a vodka that is gluten-free such as Tito's Handmade Vodka or Devotion Vodka.
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