Are you interested in some kind of sick and depressing game that I called “Do you remember how much the bottle of vanilla extract cost in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015?
2011 – $6.89
2012 – $6.89
2013 – $6.99
2014 – $7.99
2015 – May – $9.99
– July – $11.99
– Sep – $12.99
Right now if you go to the Costco the cost of 473 ml of pure Vanilla Extract is close to $30.00
If this game above is not going to bring you to the homemade solution I don’t know what it will!
So, let’s save some money and make the “HOMEMADE VANILLA EXTRACT” !
You will love it.
So, 3 – 2 – 1 VANILLA EXTRACT STARTS RIGHT NOW!
First you need to find stores that sell alcohol. Don’t get excited. This shopping is only for the homemade vanilla extract.
You need to buy only two ingredients:
-Vodka and vanilla beans.
I bought the vodka from Poland that is 1.14l (about 4 and 1/2 cups).
For this size I use 5 packages of vanilla beans which is 35gr or 15 beans.
Vodka 1.14 L (about 4 and 1/2 cups)
Vanilla Beans (35 gr or 15 beans)
Use a knife to split the bean in half (cut lengthwise down each vanilla bean, splitting them in half, leaving an 1/2 inch at the end connected.
Put vanilla beans in a bottle. Add 4 and 1/2 cups of vodka.
Close bottle and store in a cool, dry place for at least 2 months. (up to 6)
Shake the bottle vigorously every day for at least the first week.
By the second or third day the extract should be a bit darker.
Week 2, 3, 4 and 5 – Shake the bottle a few times a week. If you are stressed out shake the bottle every day.
And don’t panic. Just imagine all your problems are turning into vanilla extract. You can handle it and shake it any
day, any time you want to.
Week 6 – You have a very raw vanilla extract. You can use it in your recipe.
As you use the vanilla, simple add in more vodka to replace what you have used.
Last for years.
Since it is the first day of this lovely homemade vanilla extract I added just a touch of green…
….in background …Enjoy it!
I wish I can share this smell with you…it is amazing!
For the next few months we will follow the progress of homemade vanilla extract.
What else do I need to report to you?
Maybe you are interesting into the following – THE COST!
In Canada the bottle of Vodka (1.14 L was on sale for about $30.00 + taxes)
The vanilla beans are expensive. I found at the Walmart – 7gr for $4.27! (you get 3 beans). I bought 5.
So, 5 x 4.27 = $21.35
So, the total cost is $30.00 + $21.35 = $51.35 + taxes
So, how much money do you actually save?
- ~ $10
- ~ $20
- ~ 25
The answer is coming soon….
If you like making the homemade vanilla extract you will love making Nutella Pots de Creme – I am in love with this recipe
Another choice – Golden Oscar Lava Cake – Escape your reality into this cake
So, dear my readers enjoy your Friday.
See you soon!
Love and hugs from your favorite food blog 5starcookies and your Cookie Quinn.
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