My name is Terri and I am a homebody. When I am not at my job (engineering lab technician), I am at home knitting, sewing, quilting, reading, baking, bird watching or doing a jigsaw puzzle. And this time of year, gardening is added to the list. I love my family, a good laugh and March Madness.
Out of all the DIY projects that I do, this is one of my favorites. I love to bake and using my own vanilla extract makes it even more special. It is a great gift for anyone who enjoys baking. It is also a nice project to do with a child.
- 32 oz Bottle/Jar
- Cheese cloth
- Small Bottles
- 7 pods Vanilla Beans
- 28 oz Vodka
- Cut open each pod, starting a little below the top and stopping a little above the bottom. Place them in bottle.
- Fill bottle with vodka, making sure beans are completely covered. (Do not fill to the very top)
- Store bottle at room temperature away from sunlight. Remember to shake the bottle once a week.
- After 8 weeks, your extract is ready. Using cheesecloth, strain extract; I normally pour in thru 2 or 3 times. Pour extract into bottle(s) of your choice.