How to Make Vanilla Extract
Homemade natural vanilla extract with only two ingredients is amazing and fragrant for baking, cooking or coffee.
Author: Wellness Mama
8 ounces of organic or non-GMO Spiced Rum, Brandy, Bourbon or Vodka
7-8 Vanilla Beans (I got mine here)
A glass jar (taller is better)
Slice vanilla beans in half lengthwise to reveal inside of beans. Cut if needed to make them fit into your jar.
Place in glass jar.
Pour alcohol over the beans.
Cap tightly and shake gently.
Store in a cool, dark place for at least a month, shaking occasionally. I prefer to leave 2-3 months for best flavor. I also just use straight from the jar and replenish the alcohol as I go.
Note: If you need a sweeter vanilla extract for a recipe, just add a little raw honey or maple syrup for a corn-syrup and refined sugar free option.