Learning how to make vanilla extract is so easy and affordable. In just a short amount of time and for about .01% of the cost you can make a large supply of this vanilla extract recipe to use or give as gifts. And since it keeps so well, you can make one large batch to use for years!
Below are the simple instructions, necessary "equipment" (that you likely have in your kitchen) and ingredients to use. Also is some discussion on gluten-free vanilla extract (I'm gluten-free myself, so this is important to me, too) and making organic vanilla extract.
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Once you've discoverd just how easy and just how inexpensive it is to learn how to make your own vanilla extract recipe, you'll be shocked at what you were paying for the lower quality stuff at the stores!
First, we'll start off with "equipment":
Next are the ingredients:
Now for the super simple instructions on how to make vanilla extract!
My best tip: Experiment with small batches to find the vanilla extract recipe you like the most!
After you learn how to make vanilla extract, start thinking about ways to use it: In baking (obviously), in homemade yogurt, in cocktails, in homemade toothpaste...heck, if you love the smell you could probably add it to homemade beauty products, homemade cleaning products and more!
Since I'm gluten-free I like to throw this info in: According to Celiac.com, who has a great article on gluten-free cocktails, all vodka and all rum are naturally gluten-free (unless there are gluten flavors added). Bourbon may or may not be gluten-free and so you'll need to search for information on a particular brand. Vanilla beans are certainly gluten-free though, so learning how to make vanilla extract is a great way to ensure your health.
Another aspect that I can't pass up is organic vanilla extract recipe. Organic vanilla beans are easy to find. Organic liquors may be a little tougher, but they DO exist. Call your local liquor stores and natural food stores (instead of wasting a trip driving there) to see if they carry an organic brand. If not a quick online search will show you where you can order your own.
Homemade vanilla extract also makes a great gift for others. A decorative bottle, a bean placed inside and your own label or tag (maybe even including the vanilla extract recipe) is all you need.
With how simple and affordable it is to learn how to make vanilla extract (that is a higher quality, will last for longer and makes neat gifts), it's a great way to go green while eating healthy.
We're extremely proud to present to you the Sustainable Baby Steps guides, helping you delve into the topic of making organic food affordable and simple with easy-to-digest, step-by-step information, inspiration, and tools to help you live green and healthy. Check out the following guides to see which might support you.
Making more homemade items can be a great and fulfilling way to go green in our homes.
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Whatever step you take, remember to have fun!
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