Homemade Vanilla Extract
Make homemade vanilla extract with only TWO ingredients! Pour into small bottles and gift to teachers, neighbors, friends and family!
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vanilla bean pods
If brewing for home use:
Pour out 2 shots worth of vodka and store for another use. Slice each vanilla pod in half vertically, leaving one side attached at the end. Drop vanilla pods in the vodka bottle and replace lid.
Let steep in a cool area in your pantry for at least 12 weeks before first use. Shake every couple of weeks. Never expires.
If brewing for 4-ounce bottled gifts:
Slice each vanilla pod in half vertically and horizontally. Place 1 1/2 pods (6 sliced segments) in each 4-ounce bottle. Fill each bottle with vodka and replace lid tightly.
Let steep for at least 12 weeks. If giving away as gifts before the 12 weeks is up, include a tag with the bottle that states the "Ready by" date. Never expires.
Use a moderately valued vodka, not the most expensive but not the cheapest. Skyy is a good brand to use here.
You may use bourbon in place of vodka.
Nutrition information is an estimation only.
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