It has been a long time since I first posted about making vanilla extract from scratch from vanilla beans. My first double strength batch has been done for a good while now, so I figured it was about time that I get on here and update ya'll about how I like it.
Ok, so 'like' probably isn't the word to describe it. It's more like a deep infatuation, maybe even love. Actually - it's definitely love. As soon as you crack open a batch, the aroma of it makes your whole house smell like you want to eat it. This stuff is just fantastic. Both the aroma & the taste of the items you use it in are out of this world. I will never again go back to store bought. This stuff is it for me.
With Christmas right around the corner, how great would this be to give as gifts? I know it's too late in the season to give a prepared batch, but you can take the original recipe & divide the ingredients in individual mason jars to give. Attach a note to let the recipient know to open in 3 months for single strength vanilla extract & 6 months for double strength vanilla extract.
Check out the recipe, and get started on making your own homemade vanilla extract. You won't be sorry!