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Not Your Momma's Vanilla Extract

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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1 d 10 m servings 15
Original recipe yields 48 servings


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  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; 0 0.9 0 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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Found a wonderful deal on bulk vanilla beans and had to make my own extract. It's been 3 months and the extract has been used in everything from baked goods to vanilla milkshakes. Deep rich flav...

I had to try it-still waiting to use it because it hasn't been 2 months yet. It's starting to turn dark-that's a good sign, and it smells wonderful-can't wait to use it!