Homemade Vanilla

Recipe by Tinkerbell
READY IN: 4320hrs 5mins




  • Slice the vanilla beans length-wise and scrape the seeds out.
  • Cut the empty pods into 1-2 inch pieces and add both the seeds and pods to a one pint (2-cup) glass jar. (I used the alcohol bottles so I wouldn't mix up the different versions.).
  • Add vodka.
  • Seal jar with canning lid and ring or cap and shake vigorously.
  • Label and date the jar with the start date and the end date, six months from today.
  • Place jar in a cupboard, away from sunlight.
  • Shake jar once a day for a week, then once a week for a couple months, then once a month until mature.
  • After 6 months you can strain out the extract, leaving any seeds & pods in the jar and start a second batch.
  • The second batch may take longer to mature.