Learn the secret to making your own Homemade Vanilla Extract with the Barefoot Contessa’s Recipe. We have a quick video to show you how.

There is something about homemade that is simply so much better. Today you will learn how to make Homemade Vanilla Extract using the Barefoot Contessa recipe.

You only need 2 ingredients and at least a month for it to ferment. You are going to love the results and the best part, it will literally last forever! Vanilla Extract has many household and health benefits too. It’s great for lifting odors and cleaning appliances like your microwave and fridge.

Homemade Vanilla Extract Ingredients

Recipe Courtesy Ina Garten

Prep: 5 min  > Level: Easy

  • 12 vanilla beans
  • Vodka

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Varying Vanilla Extract Strengths

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Whilst the Barefoot Contessa makes her extract with Vodka, you can vary the taste and strength by using different alcohol bases.

Vodka is the most frequently used base and gives a neutral, pure flavor. Brandy on the other hand is heavier and will give you a distinctly unique flavor. It’s really a matter of taste. Why not play around with different flavors and see what you can come up with!

Homemade Vanilla Extract – Barefoot Contessa Video

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Are you ready to learn how Ina Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa makes her homemade Vanilla Extract?

We highly recommend you take a few minutes to watch the video, this way you will be assured of achieving the very best result. To see Ina in action, click Play above ^

How To Make Vanilla Extract

As you can see from the video, it couldn’t be easier to make your own Homemade Vanilla Extract. It’s perfect for gift-giving in the holidays and inexpensive too. You only need Vanilla Beans and Vodka for the Barefoot Contessa Recipe.

Simply add at least a dozen vanilla beans to a tall bottle and fill with vodka. Let the beans marinate in the vodka for at least a month.

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