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How To Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

How To Make Your Own Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract is one of those things most of us don’t even consider making ourselves, but actually – it’s really easy. Give it a go and let me know how you find it over on my blog.


6 vanilla beans
230ml of good vodka
A small glass air tight jar
A dark glass bottle


1. Split the vanilla beans and chop up into one inch pieces.

2. Tip them into the class jar and pour over the vodka. Seal jar and shake.
3. Place the jar in a dark place for a minimum of one month. I leave mine for about four to six, then strain and decant the extract into the dark glass bottle. You can also dry the pods that were in the vodka and put them into sugar to make vanilla sugar.