How to Make Vanilla Extract


How to Make Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Did you know that you can easily make your own vanilla extract? Vanilla is an essential baking ingredient and it is surprisingly simple to make your own natural vanilla extract at home. Watch the video below for clear step-by-step instructions for how to make vanilla. Once you use your homemade vanilla in your own kitchen, you may be surprised by how good your baked goods taste. Your baking will never be the same!


Watch this video for easy step-by-step instuctions:



  • 2 cups vodka
  • 5 vanilla beans


  1. Cut each vanilla bean lengthwise with the tip of a knife.

  2. Mash the beans with a rolling pin or with the back of a knife.

  3. Fill the bottle with Vodka, just enough to cover the beans.

  4. Securely cover the top of the bottle. For best results, make sure that the seal is air tight.

  5. Store the bottle somewhere dark and cool. Shake the bottle occasionally.

  6. Allow the vanilla beans to soak for at least six weeks for best flavor.

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