Friday, March 25, 2011

Vanilla Extract Update

Well, it's been 3 months and a change in vanilla beans, but I think the vanilla is as good as it is going to get.  It smells just like my store bought vanilla extract, but it is not nearly as dark.  I wonder how they do that.  I thought maybe they allowed it to evaporate down a little, but reading the ingredients on my 100% vanilla extract bottle (vanilla bean extractives in water, alcohol [35%]) I kinda doubt it.

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Here is the original post with the how to.

Now, what to do with the vodka soaked vanilla beans?  i am thinking home made ice cream will do the trick!


  1. That's pretty awesome. Have you used it yet? Was it worth your two month wait?

  2. Mmm...vanilla is my FAVORITE flavoring (next to cinnamon).I guess the color difference doesn't matter as long as it tastes good! Vanilla bean ice cream is my sister's favorite - never had homemade, though.

  3. Yeah, it tastes great! I would say it was worth the wait. Now it just needs to get warm enough to make ice cream!