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Monday, November 19, 2012

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract

Bourbon or vodka
Vanilla beans

Cut the beans in half and drop into booze bottle. Leave to set indefinitely.

As time passes the color of the bean soaks into the liquid, giving it a pretty golden brown color. The more surface area on your beans, the better. I scraped out my seeds for use in another project... perhaps ice cream or custard. I love custard.

My cost for this extract was around $0.33 / oz. Compared to real (not imitation!) vanilla extract, it is a great deal. Plus I have heard that you can keep filling the bottle up without replacing the beans.

And when I open the bottle, it smells like vanilla ice cream. :)

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