Recipe courtesy of Sweet Lulu's Bakery on Wheels
Print
Total:
13 hr 35 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
1 cup vanilla extract
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 7 whole vanilla beans
  • 1 cup alcohol, such as vodka, spiced rum or tequila

Directions

Special equipment: One 8-ounce glass container, either a Mason jar or glass bottle with lid

Slice each bean from end to end and place in the glass container. Pour in the alcohol, making sure the vanilla beans are completely submerged. Store at room temperature and out of direct sunlight for about 8 weeks, shaking the bottle once or twice a week.

Use the vanilla extract in baking and any other way you would use store-bought extract.

Cook's Note

Each variety of vanilla bean has its own unique flavor. If you prefer a smooth and creamy vanilla extract use a Madagascar vanilla bean; if you're going for a floral flavor try a Tahitian vanilla bean. As you use the vanilla extract, the tops of the beans will eventually start to show. Carefully remove the beans, cut them in half and place them back in the bottle. Make sure the beans are always covered by alcohol, as exposure to air can cause bacteria growth.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Traditional Vanilla Souffle

Recipe courtesy of Ted Russin

Cantaloupe Jam with Vanilla

Recipe courtesy of Marisa McClellan

Vanilla-Almond Sugar Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Rosanna Pansino

Pecan Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Apple-Peach Compote and Vanilla Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Patti LaBelle

Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream And Rum Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Coconut Extract

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Vanilla Wafers

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

On TV

Holy & Hungry

7:30am | 6:30c

Holy & Hungry

8:30am | 7:30c

Holy & Hungry

9:30am | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Carnival Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here