Money Saving Vanilla Extract
Stop paying Tons of money for pure vanilla extract and make your own!
- 1.75 Liter Middle quality pure alcohol. I prefer Jim Beam, also Smirnoff Vodka is a great option, a spiced rum would also work well
- 25 Vanilla beans Whatever is cheapest
- Pour off a few inches of alcohol into a sealable glass container for future refilling of your main bottle of vanilla.
- Chop vanilla beans in to one inch pieces
- Add Vanilla beans to the 1.75L bottle of alcohol
- Close the bottle and write the date of original fill on the bottle
- Place in a dark cabinet and shake every few days for 6-8 weeks
- The longer you let the vanilla extract sit, the better quality extract you will have.
- Refill the original bottle as you use it for up to 5 years.
- Add more vanilla beans in a few years if you feel the flavor is weakening
I dont know how to make Alcohol free vanilla. This, as far as I know, is the fastest and easiest way to make pure vanilla extract! I hope you have enjoyed my money saving tip!
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