Homemade Vanilla Extract


My bottles were purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics…. for $1.00/ea

Any bottle will do. If you can find a dark one, GREAT! If not, just try to keep your bottle in the farthest, darkest corner of your pantry. Even a Mason Jar will do. 🙂


5 Vanilla Beans per 1 cup Vodka.

Any Vodka will do as long as it is a min of 80 Proof.  I used 100 Proof Smirnoff.

I also used 6 Vanilla Beans (sliced in half) and filled my jars up to the rim with Vodka. It does not have to be exact.

Place in your pantry for 6 weeks, shaking your bottle/bottles every few days.

Enjoy! When bottle gets half way empty, go ahead and refill it with additional Vodka. UNLESS using 180 Proof Vodka. At that strength, your beans will only be good for one time use.


Vanilla Beans can be purchased here:





My Vanilla Extract after 2 weeks of sitting (shaking bottles every few days). They are looking beautiful! 4 more weeks to go!!!!!

vanilla extract 2 weeks




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