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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 large-sized vanilla beans or 3 medium-sized ones
  • 1 mason jar

Directions:

  1. Sterilize the mason jar with boiling water and allow to dry
  2. Slice the vanilla beans lengthwise and place in jar
  3. Cover the beans with the vodka
  4. Seal the mason jar and shake a few times
  5. Store the jar in a cool cabinet
  6. Shake the jar 1-2 times per week to release the seeds of the vanilla beans
  7. Store for at least 2 months or longer
  8. At the end of the storage period, strain the vanilla extract through cheesecloth or a strainer and store in a tight jar
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