Rum vanilla when it is first made

Rum vanilla when it is first made

One of the easiest things I have ever made is my own vanilla extract. Taking a few vanilla beans and plunk them in a cup of vodka and leaving them to steep for a few weeks and voilà you have vanilla extract. I make large amounts now so I always have it on hand. I have found myself using vanilla extract in everything since I started making my own. Ice creams and sauces and bake goods and then I discovered that after you have consumed all your extract you can use the beans to second ferment your kefir for a unique mild tasting kefir.

This year I discovered rum vanilla extract and I am hooked on this unique flavor. Rum has a spicy kick to it that makes dishes especially around the holidays taste wonderful. Start now and you will have some by Christmas.  Better yet rum vanilla will make wonderful Christmas gifts. People are genuinely impressed with this gift, thinking that it is something that requires special know how.

Rum Vanilla Extract
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Servings: 2Cups
Prep Time: 5Minutes
Inactive Time: 8Weeks
Servings: 2Cups
Prep Time: 5Minutes
Inactive Time: 8Weeks
I have found myself using vanilla extract in everything since I started making my own.
~Donna
Ingredients
  • 2Cups Rum(or vodka for regular vanilla)
  • 6 Vanilla BeansYou may split the beans or leave them whole. (See note below)
Servings: Cups
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Instructions
  1. Place beans and rum in a clean glass jar.
    Place beans and rum in a clean glass jar.
  2. Leave them in a cool dark cabinet for 7 to 8 weeks. This mixture will get darker over time and the flavors get richer.
    Leave them in a cool dark cabinet for 7 to 8 weeks. This mixture will get darker over time and the flavors get richer.
  3. Store in a cool dark place.
    Store in a cool dark place.
Recipe Notes

If you leave the Vanilla Beans whole, after you have consumed the vanilla extract you can use the beans by placing them in some freshly made kefir to second ferment it.

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