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Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

Making your own vanilla extract is easy and inexpensive! It also makes amazing gifts. 
Prep Time10 mins
Course: homemade diy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vanilla extract
Servings: 16 ounces
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 16 oz Vodka or Vegetable Glycerine
  • 8 vanilla beans


  • Cut and split the vanilla beans and place them in a jar with the vodka (use glycerine for a non-alcoholic version). Put on the lid and store in a cool, dark place, shaking once a week. In six to 8 weeks your vanilla extract will be ready to use.


Calories: 71kcal