DIY Recipe: Make Tasty and Inexpensive Homemade Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract Hand MadeVanilla gets a bad rap for being plain and simple, but adding a dab to your morning coffee can really boost the flavor, and it still tastes great with all kinds of goodies. Imitation extract is okay and fancy store-bought vanilla is pricey, so hand making this delicious extract is just too easy for us to pass up.To make the tasty flavoring, grab a few glass bottles with sealing lids, a bottle of vodka, and whole vanilla beans. Fill up the bottles with vodka, and add 3 beans per 8 oz.

The worst part about making the extract is the 6-8 week wait time, so hurry up and get started this weekend. If you get going now, it’ll be ready in plenty of time for the holiday season – great to use in your baked treats or to give as gifts. 

Take a look at the full tutorial at Averie Cooks: Homemade Vanilla Extract

Once you have your own vanilla extract made up, use it in some of these other Manmade recipes: Making Vanilla Almond Milk from Scratch and Bacon Beer Cupcakes