Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe
This simple vanilla extract recipe calls for only three ingredients plus a bottle. Anyone can master this and it has a shelf life of over four years.
food-grade vegetable glycerin
glass bottle, dark brown or clear
The exact amounts of water and glycerin you use will depend on the size of your bottle. You will want to use 3 whole vanilla beans for every cup of glycerin you use.
Add 3 parts glycerin and 1 part water together and pour it into the glass bottle using a funnel. Fill the bottle 2/3 full.
Cut three vanilla beans open lengthwise for every cup of glycerin you use.
Add the beans into the bottle of glycerin making sure they are fully submerged.
Add a cap to the bottle and store in a cool, dark place for two months. Shake the bottle once per week.
After two months, your homemade extract is ready to use.
This will be thicker than normal vanilla extract, but will still be just as tasty!