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    Kittencal's Homemade Vanilla

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This is the recipe I use for homemade vanilla it's easy to make and somewhat cheaper than the store bought --- plan ahead this needs to steep at least 2 months or even longer for a more stronger taste even 6 months would be better --- use as you would any commercial vanilla, the more vanilla beans that you use and the longer you let it sit for, the stronger the vanilla will be.

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    1. 1
      Cut the vanilla beans in half lengthwise.
    2. 2
      Divide among two narrow bottles that hold about 1 cup each.
    3. 3
      Vanilla beans may be cut crosswise, if necessary to fit.
    4. 4
      Add the vodka to cover (1 cup in each bottle).
    5. 5
      Let sit for at least 2 months before using (the longer the better even 6 months would be the best).
    6. 6
      ***NOTE*** You can use as many vanilla beans as you wish, they are quite expensive, so I use up to 6 and just let sit for a longer period of time for a more stronger vanilla taste, but you may certainly add in 20 if you wish, but the cost is expensive.
    7. 7
      Remember, the longer the sitting time, the stronger the vanilla!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 19, 2010


      This is an awesome recipe, but next time I will definitely use vodka. I had some Black Velvet Whiskey that nobody was drinking so decided to use that. The whiskey is much too strong a flavor. Now finally after thee months, the vanilla flavor is getting stronger than the whiskey. Thanks Kittencal for another great recipe.

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    • on March 22, 2009


      Wow this is so great, I used 12 beans in a 26 oz bottle and let it sit for 6 months, it's fabulous. I've already started a 2nd batch, I just don't want to run out as I keep giving it away. Thanks Again

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    • on September 14, 2006

      I am using this same recipe to make vanilla and give as a xmas gift in small 4 ounce bottles. I have been letting it sit for over 6 months. I'll give it stars once I taste the final product. It's a good affordable gift!

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    Nutritional Facts for Kittencal's Homemade Vanilla

    Serving Size: 1 (445 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 513.7
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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    vanilla beans

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