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Make Your Own Vanilla Extract - The perfect DIY Christmas gift.
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Author: Chula King


  • Unflavored vodka
  • Whole vanilla beans 5 to 6 per 8-ounces of vodka


  • Wash and sterilize the bottles that will be used.
  • With a sharp paring knife cut the vanilla beans down the middle. Then cut the beans in half. Place the beans in the clean bottle. Pour in vodka. Seal the bottle, and store in a cool, dark place. Let the vanilla extract age for at least 6-weeks before using, occasionally shaking the bottle.
  • Note: When the vanilla extract gets low, add more vodka to the bottle.