I honestly never knew how easy it was to make homemade vanilla extract until I saw the idea a couple of years ago and ended up making a bunch of cute little bottles to giveaway for the holidays!
A surefire way to ensure purity + quality of your vanilla extract is to make it yourself! All you need is some high-quality beans, vodka, and an airtight container. I will never buy vanilla extract at the store again!
I am running low so I decided it’s time to whip up a new batch. I bought organic beans from Beanilla (free shipping, woohoo!). You can also buy bottles there but I just used a small Mason jar from home.
The ratio of beans to alcohol varies by preference, but I stick to 6 beans per cup of alcohol, or 3 beans per half-cup.