Homemade Vanilla Extract (Edit recipe)

Make this homemade vanilla extract recipe based on your budget.  The guideline is 2-3 vanilla beans per one cup of vodka. I like to use 5 vanilla beans per cup of vodka, and will add more as needed.  I started this jar of homemade vanilla extract on May 11th, 2019 with 25 vanilla beans and 5 cups of vodka.  I’ve added a few more beans since then.  The less vodka, the more flavour and aromatic your vanilla extract will be.

3 minutes
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:6 g
Carbohydrates:5 g
Protein:2 g
Cholesterol:0 g
Sodium:5 mg
Fiber:3 g
Sugars:4 g
Calculated per serving.

Serves: 50

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Cut the vanilla beans lengthwise using a knife and spread it open, exposing the seeds. Add the beans to an airtight glass jar.
  2. Add enough vodka to the jar to cover the beans, approximately 3-5 cups. Avoid bending the beans.
  3. Close the lid and place the jar at room temperature in a cool, dry place. Set aside for at least 6 months before first use, shaking the jar occasionally.
  4. Top off with more vodka and/or vanilla beans as needed. The vanilla extract will keep indefinitely.

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