Today I have something a little different for y’all. Instead of posting a long food recipe, I have a really quick recipe for an ingredient that I bet almost 100% of you have in your kitchen. Vanilla extract! Not imitation, not the fake stuff. But pure vanilla extract. Well, the recipe might be quick, but it actually takes several months before it is ready to use. 3 months, to be exact. But the good part, is that it is never ending! When you start to get low, just put another bean in and fill it back up!
I bought Madagascar vanilla beans from Amazon last year, and so far I have made vanilla extract and vanilla sugar. So simple! You can do so many things with vanilla beans, it’s not even funny. I highly suggest you invest in a good bean; the recipes will be endless and the flavor will be delicious! Here’s another close up of the beans.
- 3 vanilla beans, split lengthwise, almost up to the top
- 7-8 oz plain rum or vodka
- a container
Put the beans in a container. Pour the alcohol. Close tightly. Store in a cool dark place for 3 months. Then it’s ready to use! Just refill when it gets low! Never ending supply of extract! You’re welcome!