Homemade Vanilla Extract

READY IN: 1008hrs 5mins
Recipe by Pumpkie

I like this recipe because it uses rum or brandy instead of vodka giving it a different taste, this is how my aunt and grandmother have made it for years

Top Review by Snowpeas

Excellent! I love vanilla and I really enjoy the flavor that the rhum gives it. I like the brandy too, but ummm, I love the rhum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put vanilla bean in a clean jar and cover with rum or brandy.
  2. Cap the jar and store in a cool and dark place for at least 6 weeks to let the flavor develop.
  3. Once a week lightly shake jar.
  4. Strain the vanilla extract through a cheesecloth lined strainer and into a sealed jar.
  5. Give as a gift with a recipe that uses vanilla or a handbaked gift.
  6. If giving at Christmas time I double or triple my recipe.

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