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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade vanilla is fun to give in decorative bottles with attractive labels. Share it with special friends who like to cook or bake. —Becky Jo Smith, Kettle Falls, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 6 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 2 cups vodka


  • Place vanilla beans in a tall jar; cover with vodka. Seal jar tightly. Let stand in a cool dark place at least 6 weeks, gently shaking jar once a week.
Nutrition Facts
1 teaspoon: 11 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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