Thursday, August 15, 2013

Homemade Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract

Homemade Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract
dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, gluten-free, alcohol-free, sugar-free


  • 8-10 Whole Vanilla Beans (sliced along seam)
  • Food-grade Vegetable Glycerine
  • 1 large glass Jar/Bottle with tight fitting lid

  1. Fill Jar/Bottle with Food-grade Vegetable Glycerine 
  2. Add Vanilla Beans
  3. Seal the Jar/Bottle and keep in dark place for 6 weeks - 2 months
  4. Shake from time to time
  5. Pour some of the Extract into a smaller Jar/Bottle for everyday use
  6. Top off the bottle with more Glycerine to keep the process going
  7. When you sense your Extract is getting weak, switch out the Vanilla Beans

My2Cents: I use my favorite go-to storage vessels, a quart & pint Mason Jar.  I got the Vanilla Beans & Food-grade Vegetable Glycerine from Amazon.  This Extract will never go bad and the longer it ages, the better it gets.  MUCH cheaper than buying Vanilla Extract at the store!

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