I have wanted to make vanilla extract ever since my Grandma told me about how she used to get the “real deal” from Mexico, as opposed to the imitation extract which I don’t think I have ever used knowingly in my own home. Call me a vanilla snob…I can take it! . It even would come in a coke bottle, she said, which I think is awesome. I figured it was easy as far as projects go and would only require time and patience, instead of just plain skill. I had my game plan made until I found this amazing site called Vanilla Review, which does THE BEST job of explaining the process of creating this wonderful substance. I decided to accept the advice of this wise vanilla extract maker and do his 8 beans to 1 cup vodka ratio. I have complete confidence it will work out because Ian seems thorough and everything makes complete sense the way he explains it on his site.
Cute, right? The bottles should be brown, but I could only find these ones while I was shopping.