Vanilla Extract

I have found myself using vanilla extract in everything since I started making my own. You can also use vodka or brandy for another unique taste!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Servings: 2 Cups


  • 2 Cups rum(you can also change the flavor by using vodka or brandy)
  • 6 vanilla beansYou may split the beans or leave them whole. (See note below)

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  • Place beans and rum in a clean glass jar.
  • Leave them in a cool dark cabinet for 7 to 8 weeks. This mixture will get darker over time and the flavors get richer.
  • Store in a cool dark place.


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.