Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

I saw this post on The Italian Dish last year, and I LOVED this idea!  I immediately made plans to give homemade vanilla extract to my friends and coworkers this Christmas.  It is SO easy!  You only need two ingredients – vanilla beans and vodka.  Who knew it was so simple?!   Make sure to plan ahead – this needs to steep for about 8 weeks before it is ready to use.  I started this back in October so I could give it out at Christmas.

I used The Italian Dish’s recommendations for supplies.  I got the Bourbon Vanilla Beans from Beanilla, the bottles from Speciality Bottle Company and the labels from My Own Labels.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

The cards are from moo.com – I love them!  I even decorated the Plain Chicken for Christmas.

Homemade Vanilla Extract
Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

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  1. Hey there.. Just got all my supplies this weekend except the vodka.. Any specific brand you found works better than the other. I also got the amber bottles. Did you use clear or amber?

    1. I used clear bottles, but amber should be fine. I used Smirnoff vodka – you don't want to use anything too expensive since you aren't drinking it.

  2. Steph, I'm still using mine (refilling as needed). I think of you every time and it makes me happy!

    Love you and miss you!

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