This easy homemade vanilla extract recipe is easy to make and makes a great homemade Christmas gift for your friends and family! You can buy cute little bottles at the thrift store or hobby store to put it in to make it look elegant!
Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe
This easy homemade vanilla extract recipe is one of our most popular recipes from our Dining On A Dime Cookbook, Volume 1. I absolutely love it and use it all the time. Though the recipe calls for making it in a 1 cup jar, in recent years I have just been adding the vanilla beans directly to a bottle of vodka.
I use this homemade vanilla in all kinds of baking, including in cakes, pajncakes, ice cream and more! It makes a delightful homemade Christmas gift!
2 vanilla beans cut lengthwise (but not in half)
3/4 cup vodka
- Combine the ingredients in a 1 cup jar.
- Set aside and let steep at least 3-4 weeks — the longer the better.
- As the vanilla is used, you can add more vodka.
You can get 4-5 large bottles of vanilla out of 2 beans.
I found this great post about how to make your own vanilla here with some really cute bottles to bottle it.
For lots more easy scratch recipes like this homemade vanilla recipe, check out our Dining On A Dime Cookbook.
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