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Homemade Vanilla Extract

 Homemade Vanilla Extract
Homemade vanilla extract is a fun gift to give in decorative bottles with attractive labels, for those special friends who like to cook or bake. —Becky Jo Smith, Kettle Falls, Washington
96 ServingsPrep: 5 min. + standing


  • 6 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 2 cups vodka


  • Place vanilla beans in a tall jar; cover with vodka. Seal jar
  • tightly. Let stand in a cool dark place at least 6 weeks, gently
  • shaking jar once a week. Yield: 2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 teaspoon equals 11 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 0 carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.