A few weeks ago on Pinterest I started seeing lots of pins for homemade vanilla. I immediately decided this was something I wanted to do for Christmas.
And then I sort of forgot to get the vodka. And I kept forgetting to get the vodka.
The other day, though, I finally remembered and I made the vanilla the next morning. It couldn’t have been simpler, especially since I followed these directions.
I started by cutting each vanilla bean in half and then cutting each half into a V-shape. I laid all those little vanilla bundles out on my kitchen table and inhaled. Man, did that smell good.
I put 5 vanilla bean halves into each bottle.
And then I filled the bottles with vodka. They need to be stored in a cool dark place for 6 weeks and they will grow up to be vanilla.
Of course, these are Christmas gifts and Christmas is in less than 4 weeks, but whateverrrr. My friends will understand.
And if they don’t then NO VANILLA FOR YOU! (said in my best Soup Nazi voice).