Making vanilla extract from scratch is a reward all on its own. Whether it’s to save a bit of money, enhance your baking experience, or make a thoughtful handmade gift, there’s something special about extracting your own vanilla flavour.
MAKING VANILLA EXTRACT FROM SCRATCH
To some, making a vanilla extract from scratch seems out of the realm of possibility. The truth is, it couldn’t be easier to make!
No matter how many different ways you roll the dice, vanilla is expensive.
Taking the DIY approach, however, will save you a few bucks and give you a cool kitchen project. All you need is a handful of vanilla beans, a half-pint mason jar, 80-proof alcohol, and six months’ worth of patience.