01 Gather ingredients and tools
02 Slice vanilla beans
03 Add in your spirit
04 Wait for your vanilla to infuse
06 Replenish spirit as needed!
This step allows the vanilla beans to be extracted more easily. Also cut the bean pods crosswise if needed for them to submerge in the alcohol.
Make sure it covers your vanilla beans. Shake it well and place it in a cool place.
Shake the container regularly. Your vanilla extract should be ready in 3-6 months. The longer it sits, the better it'll taste.
Use the same way you'd use store-bought vanilla extract! The vanilla flavor will be incredible!
Add in alcohol as you use the vanilla extract. After a year, replace the beans with new ones and keep going!