Ok…so I bake. Alot. I love vanilla and use tons of it, but it is so expensive, so I figured I would try and make my own. I just got it all in the jar today, and you have to let it sit for a couple of months before you use it, but hey, it’s Vodka and Fresh Vanilla beans, how can it go wrong?
I found the Vanilla beans at my local health food store, and the Vodka…well of course I had some on hand.
What you need:
- 3 Vanilla Beans
- 1 cup Vokda
- I glass jar with tight fitting lid
What you do:
~Take a sharp knife and slice the vanilla bean down the center leaving an inch at the end connected.
~Put the beans in a jar with a tight fitting lid, you can use any kind you like, a mason jar will work, it is just awkward to use it from there so I would have a smaller bottle to pour it into to use once it’s ready. Cover completely with the Vodka.
~Give the bottle a shake every once and a while, store in a cool dark place for 2 months or longer.
This lasts for years, you can top off the vodka and add a fresh bean after a while as you use the vanilla, just remember to shake it occasionally :)