Monday, April 23, 2012

Making Vanilla Flavoring



I started a new batch of vanilla flavoring last week. For those of you that have never done it, it is as simple as taking vanilla beans and putting them in a jar with vodka. Over time the vodka will take on the flavor of the vanilla. I usually let mine steep for at the least 3 to 4 months.  In about a month this stuff will smell like heaven. I ordered my vanilla beans online and paid $5.99 for 10 grade B beans. I will make probably 2 batches of vanilla flavoring with those beans. Enough to last me quite a while and then some. This also makes excellent gifts for the holidays. Just strain the beans out and put in small decorative bottles.  


Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter

11 comments:

  1. CQ, Now that sounds like a wonderful gift idea, thank you for sharing.

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  2. Hmmmmmmm. I am thinking Christmas gifts. Thanks

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  3. That's a new wrinkle on my horn and a good thing to know.

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  4. I did this one time Years ago, but didn't let it steep long enough. Time to try again, with all the baking I do. Would love to know the source of you beans.

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    1. Vanilla Products USA can be found on Amazon.com is a reliable inexpensive source of Grade B vanilla beans that I use for my vanilla flavoring.

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  5. I have a gallon batch of the stuff curing away in a cabinet right now! Should be done by September. Can't wait!

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  6. I just started my very first bottle a few weeks ago. It should be ready by October. Just in time for Christmas baking and gift giving.

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  7. What size jar and how many beans? This sounds wonderful :) I love your site.

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    1. I put 3 beans in a pint jar. They say you can use the beans more than once.

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