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Test Kitchen Approved

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Recipe By Scott MacCabe

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Recipe By Scott MacCabe

Homemade vanilla extract is so easy and it makes a great gift for your favorite home cooks.

Serving Suggestions

Use in any recipe calling for vanilla extract.

Recipe Notes

Try infusing different vanilla beans into different alcohol bases. We like to pair Madagascar beans with bourbon and Mexican beans with light or dark rum.

Ingredients

Choose a vanilla bean:



Choose an alcohol base:

1 cups (8 oz.) vodka

1 cups (8 oz.) bourbon

1 cups (8oz.) rum

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

Directions

Make a long slit down the middle of each vanilla bean, exposing the seeds. Cut beans in half and place in a clean, sealable 8 oz. jar. Pour alcohol of choice over the beans to cover. Seal and let sit for at least one month. Shake the jar every few days to assist the infusion process.