Homemade Vanilla

Homemade Vanilla


"Easy to make and much cheaper. As you use it, top it off with more vodka."


20 d 20 h servings 12 cals
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Original recipe yields 150 servings



  • Calories:
  • 12 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Submerge vanilla beans in vodka and store in a cool, dark place for several weeks, shaking occasionally.
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  1. 34 Ratings


This is a good, basic recipe. Some tips to help you: 1. You can split new vanilla beans, but I just throw in used beans from other recipes. RINSE THEM FIRST and the end product will be the same....

Based on some other reviewers' comments, I split 4 vanilla beans, cut them in 1/2" pieces, and using a well-cleaned out wine bottle for its dark colored glass, placed them in only a half-pint of...

I made this for myself and for friends as a Christmas gifts. It is the best. I used quite a few more beans (5 to 7) in 500 ml of vodka (the size of my bottles). Just keep refreshing the vodka...

Making your own vanilla is a great idea! A few tips; my mom has been making vanilla for over 20 years..it always turns out great. Her advice is to split the beans before putting them in the liq...

I am so very greatful that you've solved the vanilla mystery, Ginger. (With that name, you were obviously born to be a foodie!!!) I will never buy vanilla again, and think of the joy in giving ...

I don't think two vanilla beans is enough. I have made this too, however I use six vanilla beans.

I was inspired to make this based on LadyJayPee's beautiful pictures. I agree that the amt. of vanilla bean be increased. I only had dark rum, and used 6 beans; 3 each of Tahitian and Mexican ...

I love to make things from scratch but I think I like the store bought better. Mine still tastes too much like alcohol and not enough like a good full strength vanilla extract (I have one from M...

Should you split the vanilla beans before putting them in the vodka?