Instant Pot Vanilla Extract

Homemade vanilla takes months to develop, but if you have an Instant Pot you can make vanilla extract even faster! You don't have to get expensive vodka, because the star is the vanilla beans! Make sure you use quality vanilla beans--and yes, the type of vanilla beans does matter. I bought my vanilla beans from the Savory Spice Shop.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 cups


  • 3 vanilla beans

  • 2 cups vodka

  • 1 cup water


  1. Split vanilla beans with a very sharp knife.

  2. Pour vodka into a mason jar and add vanilla beans. Place a lid loosely on the jar.

  3. Place a trivet in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and set the mason jar on top of the trivet. Pour water into the pot.

  4. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  5. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  6. Transfer mixture, including vanilla beans, into a glass bottle, and seal tightly.

Cook's Notes:

Instead of quick-releasing the pressure, you can also allow the mixture to steep longer and the pressure to naturally release.

Madagascar vanilla beans are rich and creamy--some have notes reminiscent of tobacco, while Tahitian vanilla beans have notes akin to bourbon and Mexican vanilla beans are more spicy and robust.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

13 Calories
0g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 13
% Daily Value *
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Calcium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%

* 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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