How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract


A simple guide to making your own homemade vanilla extract.


  • 12 oz Vodka
  • 3 Vanilla Beans
  • 1 Mason Jar


  1. With a sharp knife split vanilla beans in half length wise.
  2. Place the split beans in a mason jar (or any tight fitting glass container) and cover with vodka. Make sure the lid is on tightly and put jars in a dark cool place.
  3. Give them a little shake every few days or so. They will be ready in about two months.
  4. The flavors develop more the longer they sit. When you start to run low simply add more vodka to your jar and you will never run out of vanilla extract!