Start Making Vanilla Extract for Christmas Gifts!
  • 1.75 liters of inexpensive vodka
  • 25 Vanilla Beans enter code HOME for a 20% discount on Vanilla Beans through Olive Nation!!
  1. Slice through each bean lengthwise, leaving about one inch at the top of each bean uncut so that it stays together.
  2. Place all of your cut Vanilla Beans into a half-gallon jar.
  3. Fill the jar with vodka.
  4. Secure the lid and put the jar in a dark place (like in the back of a cabinet).
  5. Allow it to sit and "extract" for 4-6 months.
  6. Every few weeks during extracting time, shake the jar to mix it up a bit.
Recipe by Heavenly Homemakers at