Monday, March 23, 2015

Homemade Vanilla Extract

It sounds hard, but it could not be simpler. All you need are:
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • An alcohol like vodka (and an adult to authorize you to use it/help you)
  • A bottle to store it in
  • A dark place to store the mixture for 27 weeks 

The first thing you need to do is to cut the vanilla beans in half lengthwise. Don't scrape the vanilla beans, you want the seeds to stay in the pods.

Once the beans are cut, stick them in the bottle and pour the alcohol in.

After everything is in the bottle, you close it up and you let it brew for about 2 months in a dark cabinet. We did this around Thanksgiving and pulled it out a little while ago. This is the result!

This is the real deal! It smells and tastes fantastic! Whew who!!!!! This is only to be used in our favorite recipes! :-)

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