How to Make Vanilla Extract

I bet many of you didn’t even know that you could make your own vanilla extract. You can now stop spending money on those tiny bottles at the grocery store. I got started making my own vanilla extract thanks to Beanilla generously sending me two Vanilla Extract Infusion Extract Kits.

Beanilla’s vanilla extract kit comes with a glass bottle and seven vanilla beans. There are five vanilla bean varieties to choose from: Bourbon-Madagascar, Ugandan, Indian, Indonesian, and Mexican. I choose Madagascar vanilla beans which is the most popular choice. It is great for many baking recipes with its rich and creamy flavor. I also choose the Ugandan vanilla beans for their bold flavor to compliment rich desserts and chocolates. The only thing that isn’t included with the kit is the alcohol. [Read more…]

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