Why not try something unique? Make your own vanilla extract…
What makes homemade vanilla extract so much better than “store bought”? First, you have control over the quality and type of vanilla and alcohol used in the extract. Using Gourmet Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans will provide significantly better flavor and aroma than commercially produced extracts.
Making vanilla extract is fun and simple with our extract kit!
Simply take the whole vanilla beans out of your kit, split each bean lengthwise and add 8 ounces of alcohol (not included). Any type of alcohol can be used, but vodka is most common because it will not add any additional flavors to the extract. Bourbon, rum, and brandy can also be used.
After 8 weeks, the vast majority of the extraction process is complete and your extract is ready to use. You can either remove the vanilla beans or leave the vanilla beans in the bottle and the flavor will continue to evolve (just be sure the beans are always submerged in alcohol).
Share with family and friends. Makes a great gift!
- Use you vanilla extract in any recipe
- Imparts smooth, rich vanilla flavor to cakes, cookies, custards, ice creams, and other sweet applications
- A small amount added to melted butter makes a delicious dipping sauce for lobster, crab or shrimp
- Adds a personal touch to gift giving