Homemade vanilla extract is fabulous, not only do you know exactly what is in it, but it tastes great and is so EASY! All you need is a lot of patience while you wait for the alcohol to work its magic on the beautiful vanilla pods.
Only 2 ingredients is all it takes to make the best vanilla extract
- vanilla pods
All you have to do is buy good quality vanilla pods and a good quality plain vodka.
Flatten your vanilla pods with the back of a knife and then cut down the length of the pod to expose the vanilla beans.
place you vanilla pods in your chosen bottle and fill with vodka.
Write the date on a label and put it to the back of your pantry for 3 months, just try to give the bottle a shake now and again.
After three months you vanilla extract will be ready, I like to leave the pods in the bottle as I am using it.
Just remember to start another batch of vanilla extract long before you need it, that way you will never run out.
- 3 vanilla pods
- 1 cup of plain vodka
- Flatten vanilla pods with the back of a knife
- cut the length of the pod with the knife to expose the beans
- Place pods in chosen bottle
- Fill with vodka, making sure the pods are covered, bend or cut if necessary
- Put away for 3 months