If you’re a baker (even if only once in a while), you know how important it is to have vanilla on hand. Oh sure, you can purchase the typical imitation vanilla or the commercial version of pure vanilla extract. But you’ll never know if it’s adulterated (unknown additives) or not, and you won’t have the satisfaction or flavor of homemade goodness, either.
Unadulterated, pure, vanilla bean extract is one of the easiest homemade recipes you’ll ever do and they make beautiful and special gifts. Just look for interesting bottles and print unique labels.
Homemade Vanilla Extract
- Decorative bottles (with screw on lids, corks, or other tight seal)
- Vodka, Bourbon, or Rum
- Vanilla Beans (two per small bottle)
The booze choice is up to you, but I purchased the cheapest vodka I could find. You’ll want to be certain that you have a funnel that has an end small enough to fit into your chosen bottle necks. Speaking of bottles, I think the more interesting the choice, the better. Especially if you’re giving them as gifts.
Click to page 2 for instructions.