How To Make Vanilla Extract

Most bakers always have vanilla extract on hand. Buying vanilla extract can be expensive, fortunately, there are ways on how to make vanilla extract in the comfort of your own home.


01 Vanilla beans

02 Vodka with at least 35% alcohol content

03 Glass jar or bottle with lid

Cut the Vanilla Beans


Take your vanilla beans and cut them down the middle lengthwise. This will allow you to get the most flavor. If needed, cut the beans down in height to fit in your jar.

Put the Vanilla in the Jar


Put the Vanilla in the Jar

Adding the Alcohol


Fill the container with alcohol. Close the jar tightly and shake up the mix.



Store your vanilla extract mix in a cool, dark place. It is best to give it a shake at least once a week to help mix it up.