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Bottled homemade vanilla extract with free printable labels

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Homemade Vanilla Extract is easy to make and is a one of a kind gift from the kitchen that is perfect for homemakers, bakers, and family who seem to have everything. I've included free printable homemade vanilla labels with this homemade vanilla recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 42 d
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 42 d
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 32 Ounces per quart
Calories 71 kcal


  • Quart Mason Jar


  • 4 cups Vodka best you can afford (4 cups per quart jar)
  • 20 Beans 5 whole Vanilla Beans per cup of Vodka = 20 vanilla beans per quart jar
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  • Measure Vodka into jars. You'll need 4 cups of Vodka per quart jar.
  • Add 5 split vanilla beans per cup of Vodka. (20 Split Vanilla Beans per quart jar makes the best vanilla extract. You could use less but the vanilla will be weaker.)
  • Steep or cure for at least 6 weeks before using.
  •  Bottle the vanilla extract in 4 oz. brown glass bottles. For gift giving you can add 1 vanilla bean to each.


Recipe Expert Tips

  • 1 quart jar of Vodka and vanilla beans will yield 32 ounces of homemade vanilla extract.
  • 32 ounces of vanilla extract will yield eight 4 oz bottles for gifting.
  • Don't throw away the vanilla beans after bottling your homemade vanilla extract. You can add more vodka to the bottle with the vanilla beans and start a new batch of vanilla extract.
  • Or rinse off the vanilla beans well and add to a jar of sugar to make homemade vanilla sugar.


Serving: 84 oz. Bottle | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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