I finally ran out of the Vanilla that I had gotten from Mexico…and the prices for the REAL stuff is crazy! It’s SUPER easy to make your own, you just have to be a bit patient as it takes two weeks to make.
•4 vanilla beans
•1 Cup good-quality vodka
Place beans in a small, clean jar. ( I use an old jelly jar!) Do NOT split the beans (some recipe say to do just that) Cover with vodka, and tightly seal jar. Park it somewhere for at least 2 weeks, but you can go longer. The longer you let it “steep”, the stronger it gets. (vanilla flavor, not alcohol content). It’s that easy!
Now I know that a cup doesn’t seem like a lot — check out how much an 8oz bottle of REAL extract would cost you at the store! This is 48 teaspoons of yummy for baking, adding to coffee, etc.
***How about making some NOW for your holiday gift baskets? The six months it would have to set, would make it pretty darn yummy!
Servings: Makes 4 ounces (24 tsp.)