Homemade Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Beans

Homemade Vanilla Extract

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1 jar (750mL) Vodka (40% alc/vol)
8-10 Vanilla Beans
Slice open the beans long ways and scrape the seeds out.  Place the seeds and sliced beans into the vodka.  Set aside and let the beans extract for 9-12 months, giving the jar a good shake once a week. For a quicker batch, use 2 cups Vodka with 8 beans.  Let soak for 8-12 weeks, shaking once a week.