I am LOVING my homemade vanilla extract!! I made it a few months back and I will never be going back to store-bought vanilla. Never.
Making it homemade was by far cheaper AND better tasting. Plus, I love having A TON of it! :)
So are you curious which was the best? I tried both Vanilla Extract made with Brandy and Vanilla Extract made with Vodka.
I figured the best way to test it out would be on my absolute favorite brand of ice cream… BLUE BELL!
Personally, I liked the vanilla extract from the Vodka better. The one from Brandy was VERY strong. The stronger flavor might be better in things like cookies and cakes, but I’ve been using the Vodka vanilla in cookies & baking recipes and it’s great, so I’m going to stick with the Vodka recipe in the future.
This is such an inexpensive way to get several homemade gifts out of the way for friends and family!
Here are a few packaging options that I love (just click on the picture to see more instructions):
And don’t forget to bookmark the Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe!
Corked Bottle With Ribbon and Homemade Sticker:
In A Bottle With A Homemade Canvas Label
Small Stocking Stuffers
Glass See-Through Bottles With Vanilla Beans
This post is part of the Surviving The Holidays: Gift Ideas For Less series!