There are many options when shopping for vanilla. Hopefully you choose 100% extract already, but there are still so many brands and buzz words to choose from. Why not simplify and start making your own? It’s quick, easy, and gives you exquisite vanilla for all your baking needs! You need just two ingredients: premium vodka and vanilla beans.
Use a clean and sterilized jar to make the vanilla. For every one cup of vodka, you’ll need three vanilla beans, cut in half and sliced in the middle, exposing the seeds to flavor the vodka. The hardest part in this whole process is letting the vanilla sit and absorb the flavors. For it to turn out the best, the vanilla needs to sit for at least three months, but I prefer a minimum of six.
Once you try this homemade vanilla, you will stop spending such high amounts on “premium” vanillas and only use this!
Video and images by The Gray Boxwood