Vanilla Extract Recipe
By July 1, 2016Published:
- Yield: 4-6 bottles (Can easily be doubled or tripled)
- 4-6 vanilla beans
- 1 750 ml bottle vodka
- With a sharp paring knife, split vanilla beans in half lengthwise. Place the two halves in each of four to six decorative bottles (8-ounce minimum). Using a funnel, pour the vodka into each bottle, filling appropriately. Seal each bottle then label and date. Place in a cool, dark place. The extract is ready to use after 6 months and only improves with age while continuing to darken and intensify in flavor. When the extract is depleted, simply add more vodka to the bottle and repeat the process. Double the wait time to allow the vodka to extract flavor from the vanilla bean.