Easy Make Your Own Vanilla Extract
Save money, time and make your own vanilla extract
  1. Clean and dry an airtight jar. I kept it Texas style with some mason jars, but you can also use an extract jar. Just make sure it is a smaller jar, so the vanilla bean will be immersed with the vodka.
  2. Cut the vanilla beans in half and place in a jar. I use four beans to make it very strong, but three whole beans will work just as well.
  3. Depending on the size of your jar, add four ounces of vodka. You want to make sure all the beans are covered completely. If you need to add a little more vodka to cover, that is totally fine too.
  4. Store in a cool, dark place (like the pantry or cabinet) for two months!
  5. After that time, you can strain out the beans and use it for baking.