Apparently the food blogging trend of the day is making your own vanilla extract. I saw this exact topic on a handful of blogs I follow, so how can I not want to try it?!
I have my mason jars ready to go and just need to determine which vanilla beans to use and which alcohol. I’m leaning towards Mexican or Bourbon vanilla beans, though Madagascar beans are cheaper…
…and I can’t decide if I’ll use vodka or rum. Has anybody out there done this? If so, what did you use and what do you recommend? I also hear cheap booze is the way to go for this – true or false? I use vanilla extract mostly in my baking – so for sweet things – if that makes a difference.
I’d love some insight and direction for those of you experienced DIY-ers. Otherwise, stay tuned for an update on how this turns out in a couple months! It’ll be just in time for the holidays!