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- August 18, 2006 at 3:37 pm #237353
Does anyone know how to make pure vanilla extract. Someone told me to use
fresh vanilla beans and vodka. I don’t know where to find fresh vanilla beans.
I also need instructions on how to make it
- January 5, 2009 at 9:44 pm #408359
i saw some vanilla beans at an international food store i shop at. i don’t know if was sale price or not, it was 3.99 a pound.. i couldn’t help myself and i kept walking by them and smelling them..
the air just smelled amazing.
- April 27, 2013 at 4:18 am #439267
I’ve been making my own vanilla extract for about 5 years now – I just split seven or eight vanilla beans open and stick them in a tall bottle of vodka (not sure what size that would be – the bottles that are about the same size as a wine bottle). Let them sit for six months or so, then use. I don’t even strain it – I don’t mind the little flecks of vanilla.
As soon as I start using one bottle, I start “brewing” the next, so that I always have some on hand.
I buy my beans on ebay – there’s a guy there who sells them for about $26 a pound. They last for years if you store them properly.
- May 7, 2013 at 10:41 am #439292
- July 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm #455684
The one dr. i work with sometimes goes to madagascar every year and he brings back fresh vanilla beans…..lol…hello…i need those beans..i want to make some vanilla extract..which i dont see him but twice a month..so…errrggg…lol….
- July 22, 2014 at 11:48 am #456474
@Savin’ Moola 2448 wrote:
Does anyone know how to make pure vanilla extract.
There is a really yummy recipe for making your own right here on the site, I made some back this winter. Here is the recipe:
you can get the vanilla beans from the link in the page.
- July 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm #457006
I get my vanilla beans from the bulk store. They come in glass tubes I think there is 2 per tube for somewhere around 5 dollars. When my jars get low, I just top them up again with new vodka when I run out.
They do need to sit a minimum of 3-4 months before use. These have been sitting for about 2 months, they aren’t there yet, but another month or so will do. I used, I want to say, a 700 mill bottle of vodka and 2 beans per container.
This is my 3rd top up. I will probably toss in another bean the next time I refresh the vodka in each bottle.
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- January 7, 2015 at 11:22 am #460263
Thanks for this thread. I just started to use my first batch of extract and I won’t be looking back!
- January 7, 2015 at 6:29 pm #460270
You can make homemade pure vanilla extract?? I didn’t know that was possible! Ok so rookie question; what is the difference between pure and imitation vanilla?
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