I bought the vanilla beans from Arizona Vanilla Company based on a recommendation from my sister-in-law. Thanks, Theresa!
InspirationAkshayapaatram Home-Made Extracts
I increased the vanilla beans from 3 to 6 because the original recipe used 3/4 cup vodka and I was using a 375 ml bottle (1 1/2 cups), plus I wanted it to be stronger since I always use twice the regular amount of regular vanilla since I like a lot of flavor.
- 375 ml vodka - I opted for Svedka, I think it's a good brand
- 6 vanilla beans
DirectionsSlice the vanilla beans lengthwise and put them in the vodka. I'm glad I only went with 6 beans, there was no more room in the bottle, the vodka would have come over the top.
|Sliced vanilla beans.|
Shake the bottle every day for a week.
|Immediately after putting the beans in.|
|Morning of the fourth day. Already looks good!|