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Homemade Vanilla Extract

This homemade vanilla extract recipe is super easy to make with just 2 ingredients!  Plus, be sure to check out our PDF for cute printable vanilla extract labels that you can download for free.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Looking for a fun DIY gift to give to your loved ones this holiday season?  Or if you happen to be a baker, are you perhaps looking to cut your costs a bit on price store-bought vanilla extract?

Consider making your own homemade vanilla extract! ♡

It’s just about the easiest thing in the world to make in just 5 minutes with 2 easy ingredients.  And the taste of homemade vanilla extract is extra rich and flavorful, especially when you get to choose the types of ingredients and strength ratio that you prefer.  I’ve also long been a fan of making my own homemade vanilla extract because it tends to be considerably cheaper than its store-bought alternative, especially when you are making a big batch in bulk.  You can even re-use the beans in a jar of homemade vanilla extract, which will make it even more affordable!

So for anyone interested in giving it a try, here is my go-to homemade vanilla recipe and how-to video.  I have also included a supply list if you would like to package your vanilla extract up in cute little bottles for gifting, plus a free printable label PDF (designed by my talented friend, Kelly) that you are welcome to download too.  And for those of you looking for a non-alcoholic vanilla extract, I have included an option for you below as well.

Ok, let’s make some vanilla!