Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Homemade Vanilla Extract

So, I thought we had more vodka but this was it.  Use what you've got!  The ratio of this amount to one vanilla bean was about what I found online to be appropriate.  There are a variety of opinions about the ratio's and wait times, so we'll see.  Just google it!

Vanilla Bean from Mountain Mama's.  It was $146.00 per pound but since one weighs nothing they just mark it as 0.01 of a pound, so 1.46. Buying several so the scale could actually read it would probably be a more frugal idea.

Glass jar, vodka, and split vanilla bean.
Shake, keep dark, and wait!

One week later (not pictured), it is a nice tea shade.  We'll see how long it takes to get a nice dark color.  Every day I swish it around it smells delicious!
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