Comments on: How To Make Your Own Home-Made Vanilla Extract https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/ Wed, 03 Feb 2021 08:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 By: Ash https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/#comment-19522 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:49:43 +0000 http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/?p=37#comment-19522 You may also use Gin, instead of Vodka.
Will last up to 3 years. But I finished mine within 2 years, as I used vanilla extract a lot in baking, and making raw desserts.

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By: Penny https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/#comment-19507 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:16:02 +0000 http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/?p=37#comment-19507 Mosquito repellant. One 8oz spray bottle. To Equal parts distilled water and rubbing alcohol add 1tsp REAL VANILLA EXTRACT. Spray skin, hair, clothes, surrounding air. Rose blood sucking critters hate REAL vanilla. Do NOT use artificial vanilla. Neither any vanillin. Artificial attracts them. Happy picnicking and outdoor activities. Native American roots of this use for real vanilla.

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By: Jude chiedozie ugwuoke https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/#comment-13575 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:33:01 +0000 http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/?p=37#comment-13575 Very good nd careble for me.

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By: TimH https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/#comment-11128 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:29:08 +0000 http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/?p=37#comment-11128 Candy, and Porsha, basically the answer is no. The alcohol acts as a solvent to extract the flavor volatiles from the vanilla beans. True vanilla extract purchased commercially also contains alcohol, probably a lesser proof, but alcohol none the less.

I normally have a bottle of Jim Beam in the cabinet with 7 – 10 vanilla beans in it. It makes great flavoring for recipes, but I would disagree that it can’t be used in drinks as I think it makes a great Beam and Coke. It also makes great flavoring when putting together home-made ice cream.

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By: SweetCheesecakes https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/#comment-11090 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 16:34:58 +0000 http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/?p=37#comment-11090 I have made this before, but was not overly impressed by the flavor – I tasted more alcohol than vanilla. Would the grade of vodka effect the outcome? I went cheap as I figured the vanilla would “take over”.

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By: GB https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/#comment-11087 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:32:31 +0000 http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/?p=37#comment-11087 The alcohol will burn off when you bake or cook whatever you are making,leaving no trace of the alcohol.

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By: Ohhhdear https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/#comment-11086 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:26:50 +0000 http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/?p=37#comment-11086 Candy; you could use pure water (reverse osmosis or distilled) as tap water may have city chemicals that will mar the vanilla taste. The product MUST be refrigerated if made with water, as it will not keep.

If you read the label of most commercial vanillas, they have a large % of water. My old bottle of bourbon vanilla from Trader Joes has “bourbon vanilla bean extractives in water, alcohol 35%. So, 65% of that vanilla mix is water + vanilla bean extract. And I thought that vanilla was strong… The liter of Smirnoff + 10 Madagascar vanilla bean pods (slit and scraped into the bottle) is so strong it scents my whole house when I open the bottle to use some!
I bought a liter of Mexican vanilla years ago on a cruise and re-purposed that brown bottle when I made my own vanilla so no one would confuse the contents.

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By: Crystal https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/#comment-11085 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:24:13 +0000 http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/?p=37#comment-11085 Candy, you can use vegetable glycerin; however, it will not keep as long as the alcohol and will add a slight sweetness.

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By: Candy https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/#comment-10528 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:14:48 +0000 http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/?p=37#comment-10528 I am a recovered alcoholic and would like to make this, is there anything else I could use other than alcohol?

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By: Porsha https://www.herbs-info.com/blog/how-to-make-your-own-home-made-vanilla-extract/#comment-10526 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:57:09 +0000 http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/?p=37#comment-10526 could u make it without vodke ..I can not drink alcohol

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