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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 week 3 days
total:
1 week 3 days
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 servings
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

15 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 0.9g; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodiummg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
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 flavor and a delicious aroma even after baking. Will never go back to the store-bought stuff if I can help it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2014
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 flavor and a delicious aroma even after baking. Will never go back to the store-bought stuff if I can help it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2014
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! Read More
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