Homemade Vanilla is Easy to Make

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Appalachian Cooks member Jerry H. was kind enough to submit this recipe for homemade vanilla.

He has a great story about how he goes about picking out the bottles he gifts this in.

Last Christmas I made a large amount of homemade vanilla (started in about October, so it would be good and strong). then I scoured antique shops, thrift shops and garage sales for small, unique bottles in which to store it. I gave everyone on my Christmas list a small bottle of vanilla along with their gift.

Jerry H.

How to Make the Homemade Vanilla

  • It is extremely simple to make.
  • Just buy vanilla beans (the most expensive part – If you buy them at the grocery store. I bought mine at a store that sells spices, extracts and health food. you can also buy them online).
  • You’ll need about 10 beans for each quart of vanilla.
  • Split the beans lengthwise and drop 10 of them into a 1 liter (about a quart) bottle of bourbon or vodka (cheap kind will do).
  • Put it away in a dark place (I put mine in a little-used closet) and let stand for about 2-3 months.
  • Voila! Vanilla!

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What to Make the Vanilla in

If you can find an amber bottle or dark jar that will hold a liter of alcohol and your ten vanilla beans that is best. If you are using a clear glass jar, you will need to make sure you keep it in the dark while it is making. Under the cabinet in a place you don’t open the door often is optimal.

Recipes to Use the Homemade Vanilla in

Coonhunter’s Cake

Appalachian Brown Sugar Crunch Cake

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