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Vanilla Essence

Vanilla Extract

Making your own vanilla essence or extract with vanilla beans and vodka is so easy with this simple recipe.  

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  • 1 cupServings


  • 3 to 4 high-quality vanilla beans
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 glass container or bottle that seals tightly


1. Cut vanilla beans in half and split lengthwise.

2. Place vanilla beans in a bottle and fill bottle with vodka. 

3. Seal tightly and store in a cool, dark place for at least 2 months. You can leave the vanilla beans in the glass jar/bottle for a more intense vanilla flavor.      

Recipe published in JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller Magazine Purim 2013 SUBSCRIBE NOW

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