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I have been wanting to make my own vanilla extract for some time now, and finally got it done today!  Not sure what took me so long and you will soon see it is VERY easy.   A couple additional comments below the video.  Oh, and I close with a dumb statement about enjoying your work week ahead.  Ummm…I hope you do enjoy it when it comes, but let’s just soak up the weekend for now!!

Homemade Vanilla Extract:  Vodka+Vanilla Beans

Untitled from Ingrid Barlow on Vimeo.


Couple things I forgot to mention:

–Store in a dark area while you let it “cook.”  I’m going to store mine under the stairs for 3 weeks and then check it.  It will be dark colored and smell like vanilla when it is ready.

–Once you start using it, you can just leave the vanilla beans in your container–no need to take them out!

–Some people say to split the beans before you put them in the vodka, others don’t.  I’m trying mine without splitting the beans first.

–My comments about alcohol…me just saying I really don’t think it matters what kind of vodka you use.  I think you can use whiskey or rum too??  (I just don’t want you to think I’m a teetotaler snob!)