How to Make Vanilla Extract
  • 6-7 beans for a quart of vanilla (or just 2 for a half pint) (like these)
  • Vodka to fill jar
  1. Split the beans lengthwise
  2. Then chop into 3-4 inch pieces
  3. Place the beans into your glass jar and fill to the top with vodka
  4. Steep 2 to 8 months (2 months should be fine for a pint, but the longer is sits the better it gets so no worries if you forget about it for a few months)
Recipe by The Prairie Homestead at