homemade pure vanilla extract

There’s just something special about pure vanilla extract.  The sweet, floral aroma…  the cozy richness…  the depth…

The draw we all have to add it to just about everything we bake…

 The thing is…  there really is a difference between good vanilla and mediocre vanilla.

If, like me, you have ever been to Mexico before… you have likely picked up a big bottle or two of very cheap vanilla extract.  Or you have bought some tiny bottles at your grocery store for a ridiculously high price!

But do we really have any idea what’s in those vanilla extracts we buy?  And isn’t it always just more fun to know exactly where something is coming from and saving a bunch of money while you’re at it??

This homemade vanilla extract is so incredibly simple!  You put a few vanilla beans in a bottle and cover them with vodka.  Let it sit for 2-3 months or more and you’ve got amazing homemade vanilla extract!

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