5 Reviews

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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Connie Lea February 19, 2010

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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Laureen in B.C. March 22, 2009

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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Demandy September 14, 2006

This is similiar to my own recipe: 6 beans to 4 cups of rum / vodka. I usually wait 3 - 6 months before I start using it. Don't forget to shake the bottle before pouring it out.

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V'nut-Beyond Redemption January 08, 2005

I can't buy liquid vanilla here in Belgium except for 2 teaspoon bottles. This is a real problem for me as I love to bake. This recipe is a suitable alternative, and a real godsend for me. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because I found I had to double the quantity of vanilla beans to achieve an acceptable strength in flavor. I waited three weeks and with one bean per cup it was rather weak. Perhaps if I had waited longer it would have strengthened over time ? I will definitely be doing this one again, and if I find that with a longer aging time one bean per cup is adequate I will certainly upgrade my rating. Thanks for posting what for me has been a really helpful recipe !

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FlemishMinx August 24, 2004
Kittencal's Homemade Vanilla