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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Make vanilla extract at home with vanilla beans and mini bottles of rum, bourbon or vodka.
Course Basics
Level Beginner
Servings 50 ml


  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 mini bottle liquor (such as bourbon, vodka or rum)


  • Split the vanilla bean lengthwise. Remove a bit of booze from the bottle, and stuff both halves of the vanilla bean into the bottle. Close the lid and let the vanilla bean steep for at least one week. Like most things, vanilla extract gets better with age, so make a few bottles!