Contributing Monkie Aria Alpert
Published on June 19, 2012
Photographer V Blak
I must admit. I have never done this before. Making my own Vanilla Extract that is. It’s also only been 3 weeks since it started marinating in its beautiful glass jar. I am not sure how it’s gonna turn out BUT it looks so beautiful we decided we had to share this recipe with everyone. Life is all about the journey…right… :) Jump in and let us know how yours turns out.
For The Recipe
8 moist vanilla beans, preferably Mexican, split lengthwise
2 cups vodka
1. Put the vanilla beans in a tall bottle or jar and cover with the vodka.
2. Add up to 1/2 cup more vodka to completely submerge the vanilla beans.
3. Close the bottle or jar and let stand in a cool, dark place for at least 6 weeks before using.
4. The extract is done when it’s dark and fragrant.