A gift always gets extra points if it's homemade. Start now and you can have vanilla extract on hand, ready to bestow on lucky bakers in December.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Slice vanilla beans lengthwise and cover with vodka (use 1 cup for every 2 beans). Seal and store in a cool place, shaking occasionally, for 2 months before using.


Cook's Notes

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Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
So easy to make.
Rating: Unrated
I buy miniature bottles of bourbon, tuck a split vanilla bean inside, and tuck it away in the cabinet for a few months. This makes an extract with intriguing layers of flavor.