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 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!
And don’t forget to bookmark the Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe!
It’s super easy to package the vanilla. Just find a glass bottle at a craft store (don’t forget to search for craft store coupons) and tie some ribbon around it. You can even print out custom labels to stick to the outside of the bottle.
This post is part of the Surviving The Holidays: Gift Ideas For Less series!