Homemade vanilla extract
Homemade vanilla extract is cheaper, healthier and much tastier than the industrialised version. And it’s so easy to do!
5 vanilla pods
250 ml vodka
- Open the vanilla pods in half, lengthwise. Place them in a clean bottle, cover with vodka and close with the lid.
- Leave the vanilla to infuse for at least a month, in a cool, dark place, shaking the bottle from time to time.
- In the end, if you want a vanilla extract without residues you can strain it with a coffee filter to eliminate the small seeds. As you use the extract you can fill it with more vodka. Eventually, all the vanilla flavor will be extracted, so you can also add new pods.
- Note that the vanilla extract will have a darker color once done. This photo was taken after just one week, in order to capture the images of the vanilla pods inside the liquid.
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