I saw this idea on the Heavenly Homemakers blog and knew I had to try it. I can't believe how expensive vanilla extract is at the local food store.
Here is what you need.
1. Vanilla Beans. I ordered Madagascar Vanilla Beans from Amazon. $23.75 for 1/2 pound.
2. Vodka. Buy the cheap stuff. Did you know they come in plastic bottles these days? Mine were $8.99 a half gallon.
3. Gallon glass jar. I found mine at Walmart for $4.98.
First step is to cut the vanilla beans in half length wise leaving about an inch so it stays together.
This takes a little while. When all vanilla beans are cut place them in the jar.
Now pour the Vodka into the jar. Screw on lid. Put in a dark place and wait 6 months.
While it is brewing keep an eye out for cute bottles you can use to give as gifts. Enjoy!