Homemade Vanilla Extract
Learn how to make homemade vanilla extract with just two ingredients! It’s great for enthusiastic home bakers and makes for a wonderful holiday gift. Plus! Download the free printable to make your own gift labels right at home!
Yield: 1 litre
- 1 liter good quality bourbon whiskey I like Bulleit and Henry McKenna
- 60 Grade B vanilla beans
Remove about ½ cup of the bourbon from the bottle.
Slice 48 of the pods lengthwise and place in bottle. Close bottle tightly and shake well.
Store bottle in a dark, cool place for at least two months (a little bit under or a lot bit over is ok, I’ve aged bottles up to a year!), shaking once a week.
When ready to bottle for gifts, split remaining vanilla beans and place in individual apothecary bottles. Pour extract into a glass measuring cup and use a small funnel to fill bottles with extract before sealing and labeling.
Give with love!