- Servings Per Recipe: 48
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 10.7
- Total Fat: 0.0 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 0.0 mg
- Total Carbs: 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
- Protein: 0.0 g
Introduction"Vanilla extract" usually isn't made with real vanilla. The good news is that it's really easy--and affordable--to make your own.
"Vanilla extract" usually isn't made with real vanilla. The good news is that it's really easy--and affordable--to make your own.
2 vanilla beans
8 ounces vodka
The real stuff adds such a layer of flavor to your baked goods that once you've made your own, you'll never want to go back. Vanilla beans are about $1 each, and because you're only using a cup of vodka, you can just buy the "airplane" size bottles. It ends up being about 5 cents per serving.
This makes a great hostess gift. Make a large batch of it and give it away as a holiday gift.
Makes 48 one teaspoon servings.
Member Ratings For This Recipe
I have made my own vanilla extract for over 20 years. I put a vanilla bean in a small jar and added brandy. As I use up the liquid, I simply add more brandy. It is my unending supply of vanilla extract. I never filtered the liquid, nor have I added more vanilla bean, but I am satisfied with results. - 11/30/09
I MADE THIS RECIPE YEARS AGO, AND DIDN'T CARE FOR THE TASTE OF THE VODKA. HAD TAKEN A COOKING CLASS IN NEW ORLEANS, AND THE INSTRUCTOR SUGGESTED USING BRANDY. I DON'T HEAT THE BRANDY EITHER. JUST LET IT STEEP FOR SEVERAL MONTHS IN REALLY GOOD BRANDY. MY FRIENDS LINE UP FOR THEIR "CHRISTMAS" GIFTS. - 2/4/10