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Vanilla Extract

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“This recipe makes a huge amount of vanilla and I always start it in August to give as Holiday Gifts. I get my Vanilla beans from Atlantic Spice,, they are the most reasonable. A 4 ounce package has between 25-30 beans and I use the whole package to a 1/2 gallon of the cheapest Vodka I can find.”
2160hrs 20mins
1/2 gallon

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 20 vanilla beans (I use the entire bag of 25-30 vanilla beans)
  • 12 gallon vodka
  • 1 gallon glass jar (I bought a gallon of cheap red wine and used it for cooking)


  1. Split open the vanilla beans with a sharp knife.
  2. Add vanilla beans to the vodka.
  3. Seal bottle and shake well.
  4. Store bottle in dark space.
  5. Turn bottle upside down at least once a week.
  6. Cure mixture for at least 3 months.
  7. Pour into small dark bottles, makes a terrific Holiday gift that everyone loves.

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