Homemade vanilla extract is both fun and easy to make. With  only two ingredients this vanilla extract recipe makes perfect Christmas gifts. Now is the time to start!

You'll need only two ingredients - vodka and vanilla beans.

Step 1: Cut the vanilla beans down the middle.

Step 2: Put the cut vanilla beans in sterilized bottles.

Step 3: Add vodka to the bottles.

Step 4: Remove the funnel and secure the cap.

Step 5: Give the bottles a good shake.

Step 6: Add a label to the bottles. Store in a cool, dark place for at least 8 weeks.

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