Are you tired of the price of vanilla these days? Me too! A friend of mine years back gave me a bottle of homemade vanilla for a gift, unfortunately I had two little babies and no time to cook and no appreciation of that thoughtful gift. I ran into that old friend not too long ago and instantly homemade vanilla came to my mind–weird, I know, but it got me thinking about making it on my own. With the bottled price being so high these days, I surely thought it was a huge undertaking to make it on my own. I give this recipe to you now, in the hopes that you will make some for yourself or a loved one and it will be ready by Christmas–always thinking…
8 ounces of vodka-any cheap vodka will do
3 vanilla beans-halved down the middle to expose the beans
Put these two ingredients in a cute decorative bottle and store in a cool, dry place for about 2 months. Then use to your heart's content and know that you have not only saved a ton of money, but you have an endless supply of vanilla as long you store a new bottle every time you start using the first one.