Not Your Momma's Vanilla Extract


This lasts for years. You can keep topping it off with vodka once in a while as you use it; just remember to give it a good shake. You can also make vanilla sugar by putting a split vanilla bean into a jar of white sugar.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 days 6 hrs 57 mins
Total Time:
10 days 7 hrs 7 mins
48 servings


  • 3 whole vanilla beans

  • 1 cup vodka


  1. Cut each vanilla bean lengthwise with a sharp knife or scissors, leaving 1 inch uncut at each end of the bean. Place split beans into the bottom of a glass jar or bottle. Pour vodka over the beans to cover completely. Screw or fasten the lid on the jar and shake. Store, shaking the jar occasionally, in a cool, dark place for at least 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

15 Calories
1g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 15
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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