Homemade Vanilla Extract

I’ve always believed that homemade gifts are best!  I love when friends tell me they still have ornaments I made them 20 years ago,  it really means a lot to me.  Nothing says I love and I care about you more than spending your time making them something special.
Happy holidays!
Holly


Vanilla Extract

Ingredients
  • 6 Whole Vanilla Bean Pods
  • 16 oz Vodka, the cheaper the better
  • 2- 8 oz or 1 16 oz Wide Mouth Mason Jar


Instructions
  1. Slice down the center of each bean pod to expose the seeds.
  2. Place in mason jar and cover with vodka.
  3. Twist on lid and shake, place in dark cool place for at least 30 days.
  4. I check on them once a week and give them a shake.


Sometimes I just keep the vanilla pods in the vanilla and just add a ribbon and a tag or I sometime strain out the the bean pods and pour the extract into a smaller container.

I but my vanilla beans from Mainly Mushrooms LLC, he always has the best prices and the best quality stuff!

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