Sunday, November 15, 2009

Homemade Vanilla Extract

My mom sent me this recipe. I was totally blown away! I LOVE homemade gifts!!!

1 8oz. bottle with a sealable top
Vodka, Brandy or Rum to fill bottle
Approximately 3 vanilla beans

Wash and sanitize the bottle in a dishwasher. Carefully cut down the center of each bean to expose the seeds; be careful not to cut completely through the pod. Fill the bottle with your choice of liquor and the vanilla beans. Seal and store in a dark place for 4 - 6 weeks. Lightly shake occasionally to ensure the vanilla flavors are infusing evenly.