I didn't know until today that it's as easy as pie to make vanilla extract. How didn't I know that? Thank God I know now because they would make great gifts for friends and family, especially my mom-in-law who loves to bake. They would be great to give as wedding favors too which is why I am posting the recipe.
To make Homemade Vanilla Extract, you'll need:
- Vanilla beans
1. Split the vanilla beans, leaving one end intact.
2. Place in bottles.
3. Top with Vodka. A good ratio is 1 vanilla bean per 1/3 cup of vodka.
4. Store in a cool, dark place for at least 6 weeks before using. The longer it sits, the darker the extract will become.
Find this recipe with more photos here at Bake At 350.