Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract
If you knew how easy it is to make Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract, you will wonder why you haven’t made it before. I was down to the last of my large mother bottle of homemade vanilla extract, that I store in my basement, and I thought I would show you how I make mine. The picture above is the first step to making more as this is my mother bottle.
To see my directions with pictures and a printable recipe card click HERE.
Categories: Alcohol Based, Vanilla Extract
A number of years ago I read an intereesting cozy mystery about vanilla. In it the cartels in Mexico were involved in the vanilla bean procurement and distribution because they were so profitable. That sounds outlandish, but it may have had some basis in truth. While I lived in Mexico, there was a lime shortage because of a plant disease. Cartels quickly jumped in to control the export of limes. Limes? I laughed at the time, but it is really not funny. Avocado producers and workers there have a horrible time with the cartels taking a portion of their wages…or else. Very sad.
Wow that is SO sad! I have been watching a lot of shows on the cartel with guns and drugs but I had no idea they were also controlling things like food.
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Thank you for sharing Michael❤️
Thank you very much, Diane! You made my day! 😉 I always wanted to know, how the procedure is, because this industrial manufactured vanilla aroma is not the best. Have a nice week! xx Michael
A simple, better tasting and less expensive product. You’re welcome Michael.
Beautiful. Homemade is so easy and less expensive!
It sure is and fun watching it transform into a tasty extract, thank you Dorothy.
It’s so easy to make and much more economic
Yes, and fun to know you made it and didn’t have to do anything but be patient. Lol
You had me at the tall bottle of vodka! I didn’t realize this was how vanilla extract is made. I can now see why it’s so expensive, with the required hand pollination and time it requires to settle. Will have to share this with the hubby!
Yes and you can make any size you want. I use a lot of vanilla so I make the entire bottle and it never goes bad.
Oh my own vanilla! I cover empty sticks with powdered sugar. Smells of sugar sweat, vanilla smell. Great!
Oh yes vanilla sugar is amazing as well as homemade vanilla extract. Have a great weekend Ultra!
Now this is something I would love to do to give as gifts to my friends who do all the baking for me!
After I gave mine away I read somewhere to put a piece of vanilla bean in the bottle when you give it away. I thought that was clever but I had already strained it and wanted them to be able to use it without straining. It makes for a great gift and your baking friend will love it!
You are amazing Diane!
Awe you are the best ego booster! Thank you my dear friend! ❤️
You are so welcome Diane! ❤️
Wow, I never knew this is how vanilla extract can be made! I’m definitely going to try this … only two ingredients (and a decent bottle), sounds like my kind of recipe!
So simple and a fun process to watch. ❤️