Homemade Vanilla Extract, originally uploaded by queenofthemoodswingset2.
I have seen a lot of homemade vanilla extract recipes on blogs recently. I love the idea and, more importantly, I've been waiting for any excuse to buy some blue bottles from this bottle company! Also, I bake a lot and this is a really affordable way to get vanilla beans and extract.
Homemade Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup vodka
1 1/2 madagascar vanilla beans (split open and cut in half to fit in the jar)
Let steep in jars for at least 2 months. Keep in a cool dark place and shake once a week. You can keep adding vodka after you use some of the extract.
Cobalt Blue 4 oz jars from: www.specialtybottle.com/cobaltbluebostonroundglassbottle4...
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