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Homemade Vanilla Extract

This extract is best if steeped for two months or longer. Use this recipe to make our Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches.

  • Yield: Makes 1 cup

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2001


  • 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 1 cup vodka


  1. Place vanilla beans in a clean jar with lid. Pour vodka over beans, and place lid on jar. Allow to sit in a cool dark place for 3 to 5 months, shaking jar occasionally.

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