Home-made Vanilla Extract

Once you’ve made your own vanilla extract, you’ll never want to go back to the store-bought stuff! This is a little more time-consuming than just tossing the beans into the alcohol like most people do, but I’m out of extract, so I’ve done it this way to speed things up!

You’ll need…

A bottle of liquor (we really like bourbon for this, but anything will do– I had about 20 ounces in this bottle) 20 (or more) vanilla beans (you could do less, but it will take longer to infuse)

Here’s how it’s done…

 

 

 

You’ll need a sharp knife and a spoon…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut the vanilla bean open and press the two halves away from each other so that it is somewhat flat…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the spoon to […]