Day 16: Vanilla Extract Recipe and Free Label
If you bake a lot (or know someone that does), then this recipe is for you! Earlier this year I made my own vanilla extract and I was so surprised at how easy it was to make. It’s seriously two ingredients and is the perfect gift to give to the baker in your life. It takes about a month for the vanilla bean to set, so I thought sharing this DIY in October would be perfect. If you make it now the gift recipient can use the vanilla right away when you give it to them in December. I even made a printable label for the homemade vanilla (just print it out on sticker sheet paper and add the day you made the vanilla). Maybe you can make this vanilla and add it to a gift basket full of lovely baking goods?
I’ve been using this vanilla since March and it’s just as good (if not better) than the store bought extract. When you use all of the extract liquid, you can just add some more vodka (or rum) to the bottle with the vanilla bean in it. Seriously a money-saver when vanilla extract can be a bit pricey.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:
- 2 oz. dark bottle (I recommend Boston Rounds)
- 1 vanilla bean
- 2 oz. of vodka (or bourbon)
- free vanilla extract label printables!
To check out the full how-to, head on over to the original post right here.
To see the other 50 DIY Days of Holiday Crafts, check out this link.
P.S. All printables are for personal use only. This is the 4th year for my 50 DIY Days. If you would like to check out the past projects, you can click on these links (sorry for any broken links, it’s hard to keep up to date with all the posts… always a work in progress): 2011 // 2012 // 2013!
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