You can create your own pure vanilla extract at a fraction of retail cost. Individual bottles make delicious and economical gifts.
- Glass bottles
- Vanilla Beans
- Rinse and set up bottles.
- Cut vanilla beans in half. Place 4-5 sticks in each bottle.
- Fill each bottle with vodka. (I discovered vodka to be the best alcohol for the flavor.)
- Seal tightly. Shake bottle weekly for 4-6 weeks (or longer) before first use. Vanilla extract will need time to soak. Longer is better.
Note: This works equally as well for other extracts. I recently created an orange extract from orange peels and vodka.