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How to Make Vanilla Extract

Making your own vanilla extract is super simple, all you need is two ingredients!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins


  • 10 - 12 vanilla beans
  • 600 ml vodka


  • Slice the vanilla beans lengthways so that you can see the vanilla inside.
  • Place the split vanilla beans into a glass jar/bottle and add the vodka.
  • Pop the lid on and give the bottle/jar a gentle shake.
  • Store the bottle/jar of vanilla extract in a dark place and give it a gentle shake once a week.
  • You can use your homemade vanilla extract after one month, but I prefer to leave it for two months if possible.