Once you begin making your own vanilla essence, you’ll never buy it from the store again. The flavors are true and clean, and you’ll find no preservatives within. What’s more, it makes the most beautiful little gifts.
By Pepper Passport
You’ll need a glass jar with a good lifespan for this – vintage ones if you can get them look great. Or copy my sister and use a small bottle of vodka.
- 200ML VODKA
- 3 OR 4 VANILLA BEANS
- Using a funnel pour the vodka into a clean glass jar.
- Next split three to four vanilla beans (don’t cut to the end!) and put into the jar.
- Secure tightly and store in a cool, dark place – give it a shake now and then so you keep infusing the vodka with the vanilla pods. In three- four months you will have perfect vanilla essence.