Monday, August 13, 2012

Homemade Vanilla Extract

One 32 fl. oz. bottle of inexpensive vodka ($12 including tax) 

+

Four vanilla beans, split down the middle and added to the bottle to infuse 
($0.50 per bean when purchased in bulk. Use one bean per cup of alcohol.)


Twenty days' time (though it can go longer)

=

Fabulous vanilla extract

The extract on Day 1

Total savings: $62.64. (The same amount of extract, when purchased from our local grocery store in 2 fl. oz. increments, would be $76.64.)

Though you end up with a lot, this extract will keep indefinitely--certainly a great investment if you bake a lot!

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