It has been a long time since I first posted about making vanilla extract from scratch from vanilla beans. My first double strength batch has been done for a good while now, so I figured it was about time that I get on here and update ya’ll about how I like it.
Ok, so ‘like’ probably isn’t the word to describe it. It’s more like a deep infatuation, maybe even love. Actually – it’s definitely love. As soon as you crack open a batch, the aroma of it makes your whole house smell like you want to eat it. This stuff is just fantastic. Both the aroma & the taste of the items you use it in are out of this world. I will never again go back to store bought. This stuff is it for me.
With Christmas right around the corner, how great would this be to give as gifts? I know it’s too late in the season to give a prepared batch, but you can take the original recipe & divide the ingredients in individual mason jars to give. Attach a note to let the recipient know to open in 3 months for single strength vanilla extract & 6 months for double strength vanilla extract.
Check out the recipe, and get started on making your own homemade vanilla extract. You won’t be sorry!
How many beans would you use if you where going to make in pint or quart jars as a gift.