Make vanilla extract at home with just 2 ingredients!
Homemade vanilla extract is very easy to make and smells wonderful! This vanilla extract is sugar-free and made with just two ingredients: vanilla beans and rum. And there are so many uses of homemade vanilla extract: You can use vanilla extract to flavor cake, cookies, smoothies, ice cream and pudding.
Looking for an alcohol-free vanilla extract alternative?
Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe
- 2 vanilla beans
- 1 cup rum
Split the vanilla bean in half and scrape out the seeds. The seeds aren’t necessary for vanilla extract – use them for vanilla ice cream or vanilla pudding.
Related: Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream
Now cut the vanilla bean into small pieces and put them into a jar.
Pour rum over the vanilla bean pieces. Cover the jar with a lid and store the vanilla extract in a cool and dark place for at least one month, shaking it occasionally.
You can reuse the ‘spent’ vanilla bean pieces for your next homemade vanilla extract.
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