Home made Pure Vanilla Extract
Making your own Pure Vanilla extract.
Okay for starters let’s address the issue of alcohol.
Real vanilla contains Alcohol, yes even the very expensive organic variety. There really is not a way around it, but it really will be okay.
I am not asking you to drink the bourbon or the entire Bottle of Vanilla. ~grin
If you do drink Alcohol your bottle of Bourbon might need to be replenished more frequently, thenthose of us who do not.
I bake and use vanilla almost daily and my bottle of vanilla is still about 3/4 full after 6 months.(8 ozs)
Great investment for great vanilla and great food!
Okay so what we need to get rolling here…
- Bottle or bottles ( You can make more than one at a time, if you order the vanilla beans below you can make 2 batches at once and still have bourbon left to make more as gifts or use in a cake recipe, if you like)
- Vanilla Beans
Vanilla Beans Here
The Best Bourbon Hands down for Vanilla Extract
Whiskey Acres Bourbon is USA Farmer owned and operated.
From Seed to Distillation American Farmed and Handcrafted
Split 5 vanilla Beans in half lengthwise.
Place the vanilla beans in a bottle. Cover them with 8 ounces bourbon, making sure they are completely submerged. Cover bottle and give it a good shake.Store the bottle of vanilla beans in a cool, dark place for 6 weeks shaking it from time to time. Taste the extract and let it infuse longer if you want a stronger flavor. I leave the pods in my bottle but you can remove them from the bottle when infusion is complete.
Enjoy your vanilla!
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