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Homemade Vanilla Extract

For the expert baker, homemade vanilla extract is a favorite pantry staple
Vanilla Extract

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Make your baked goods even tastier by using your own vanilla extract in every recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of The Kitchn.

1
Servings
595
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 5 vanilla beans
  • 8 Ounces alcohol, such as vodka, bourbon, brandy, or rum

Directions

Split each vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Place the beans in a clean jar or bottle. Cover the vanilla with alcohol, making sure it is completely submerged. Seal the jar or bottle, and shake it well.

Store the jar in a cool, dark place for at least 1 month, shaking it from time to time. After 1 month, taste the extract, and if you want a stronger flavor, leave it to carry on infusing.

Strain the extract through a coffee filter into a clean bottle or jar.

Nutritional Facts
Servings1
Calories Per Serving595
Sugar3gN/A
Carbs3g1%
Calcium3mgN/A
Magnesium3mg1%
Niacin (B3)0.1mg0.5%
Phosphorus13mg2%
Potassium39mg1%
Sodium5mgN/A