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Feb 21, 2024

How to make vanilla extract

If you consider yourself a true foodie, having a bottle of homemade vanilla extract in your flavor arsenal is an ab...

Feb 20, 2024

Vanilla Extract Calculator!

Want to know how much alcohol or vanilla beans you need for to make vanilla extract? Check out our simple use vanilla extract calculator. Here you can calculate the amount of alcohol or vanilla beans you need to make vanilla extract.  It is as easy as that.   Option 1 - Set the amount of alcohol you have and the vanilla extract calculator will tell you how many ounces of vanilla bean you need. Option 2 - Set the amount of vanilla beans you have and the vanilla extract calculator will tell you how many fl oz of alcohol you will need.

Mar 11, 2023

What type of alcohol should I use for homemade vanilla extract?

Homemade vanilla extract is most commonly made with vodka, but you can use rum, bourbon and brandy. The alcohol you choose needs to be at least 70 proof to work its magic.

Oct 22, 2021

How do you know when homemade vanilla extract is ready?

Test whether your vanilla extract is ready using four of your five senses. For fun, invite foodie friends around for the uncapping ceremony and tasting.

Oct 20, 2021

Single-fold versus double-fold vanilla extract

Double the beans, double the sweetness. That’s the difference between single-fold and double-fold vanilla extract.

Sep 14, 2021

What is a vanilla extract Mother jar?

A vanilla extract Mother jar is a large glass container with an airtight lid that holds fresh and spent beans that you are saving to use later. A Mother jar is a pot of pure gold in every baker and chef’s pantry, keeping their most precious culinary gems in safekeeping.

Sep 10, 2021


Making homemade vanilla extract is so easy. What’s more, it’s 100% pure; no synthetic chemicals or preservatives are used.

Aug 10, 2021

What type of jar should I use for extract vanilla?

Mason jars are a great choice for your Mother Jar because they are perfectly designed to preserve foods. You can use one with a screw-top lid but most home bakers and cooks prefer a Mason jar with a steel clamp lid.

Jul 14, 2021

How to Make Non-Alcoholic Vanilla Extract at Home

Vanilla extract doesn’t have to be made with alcohol but finding a non-alcoholic version at the store can be difficul...
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