Vanilla Extract Recipe

How To Make Vanilla Extract

So we are right back on course today trying to make a spice/seasoning/extract… with just about the amount of the very flavours we want included. Today, it’s Vanilla Extract! Here is a simple DIY method:

Serves: 1 quart

Prep time: 2-8 months


6-7   Vanilla beans (for a quart of vanilla extract)

6-8   Vodka to fill jar


  1. Split the beans lengthwise
  2. Then chop into 3-4 inch pieces
  3. Place the beans into your glass jar and fill to the top with vodka
  4. Steep 2 to 8 months (2 months should be fine for a pint, but the longer it sits the better it gets so no worries if you forget about it for a few months)

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