Homemade // Vanilla Extract

Ok, so this homemade requires a little bit of patience! But, I'm very confident that in the end I will be very grateful I waited! Vanilla extract is worth it, it makes everything better, a little in my coffee, cookies, oatmeal, it's such a key ingredient for life, basically. This is so simple, I remember a few years ago seeing a make your own vanilla extract kit at homesense but never buying it, probably because buying vodka was something my parents wouldn't have been to keen on at the time! haha but I did a lot of "pinning" around and found a few different varities of vanilla extract, some tried it with dark rum, bourbon, different brands of vodka. Some had different ratios, so I did what seems to be the most average amount, 2 sticks of vanilla bean, which I cut up so it would all be soaked up in this jar, I then poured 3/4 cup of vodka. Now, comes the patience, it needs to sit in a cool, dark place for at least 2 months. So, mine is sitting in my cupboard, waiting for July to come when I can make a mean batch of cookies! - tegan