Home-made vanilla out of vodka and beans?? If you didn’t already know this, you would think or bluntly scream out ‘NOOOOOO WAYYYY!’ But, surprisingly, I found this out when I was about to order some quality vanilla beans @Beanilla and they have the recipe right on their website. So I’m curious…have to do this!
Pure vanilla extract is made from whole vanilla beans. This is easy-peasy and an alternatively cheap way to make vanilla. Pure vanilla can be quite expensive. I picked Madagascar Vanilla Beans for a rich and creamy vanilla.
Split 15 vanilla beans…
Add vanilla beans to vodka…
Wait 8 weeks and enjoy!!
- 3 cups Svedka Vodka / 750 ml - 1/2 cup I took 1/2 cup out to make 3 cups
- 15 Madagascar Vanilla Beans
Use a knife to split the bean in half and, leave about ½ inch at each end intact.
Put your vanilla beans in your bottle of vodka.
Close bottle tightly and store in a cool, dry place for up to 8 weeks.
Give the bottle a shake every week or so.
Use your own choice of liquor and vanilla beans. Patience is a virtue, but worth the wait!