Learn how to make your own favorite Extracts at home in your kitchen. It’s really easy when you know how. Watch the video ..
If you love to make your own homemade versions, now you can add Vanilla Extract to the list. Vanilla is a real favorite but it can be quite pricey, and that little bottle can run out fast!
You might not realize but Vanilla Extract can be used for a lot more than just cakes. Did you know if you pop a couple of drops on a light bulb and turn it on, it will send a delicious smell wafting through your entire home.
It’s great for lifting odors and cleaning appliances like your microwave and fridge. It’s the perfect deodorizer and smells incredible. You will love the smell wafting through your home!
As you can see by the chart below from ‘Odds and Evans‘ you can vary the strength by changing the base alcohol. Vodka is the most frequently used base and gives a neutral pure flavor.
At the other end of the scale, Brandy is heavier and will give you a distinctly unique result. Why not play around with different variations and see what you can come up with!
Did you know that you ou can even relieve minor burns and repel bugs .. If you are planning on painting your house, there is nothing worse than the new paint smell. It can be totally overpowering.
Mix one Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract (per gallon) into your paint and it will neutralize the smell. It won’t affect the paint color but it will mask that toxic smell. Who would have thought it could be so handy!
We have found you a short video that shows you just how easy it is to make your own Extracts at home. You will notice a huge difference in the taste and if you love to cook, you will really enjoy the savings.
How To Make Homemade Extracts Video
When it comes to making your own you are going to need Vanilla Beans and you will be using Vodka in the recipe too. This recipe according to the Blogger requires patience. It can take around 6-8 weeks to properly steep so you need to make it ahead of time as you can’t use it straight away. It will also make great holiday gifts.
We have included several other extracts for you to check out and we also show you how to make your own Essential Oils so be sure that you scroll our post all the way to the very end and don’t forget to Pin your favorites.
We love these beautiful Extracts that have been created by Blogger, Kirbie’s Cravings – You will find Mint, Spearmint and Vanilla Recipes on her blog and we love the way they are presented with the cute little chalk paint labels and the fresh herbs in the bottle.
These Homemade Extracts would make a great gift and don’t they look lovely. We found them here
Here’s another batch of Extracts that you’ll love to make. You’ll find Lemon, Orange and Vanilla in the attached post and some great presentation tips too. You can get the recipes from the Bloggers Site ‘Just Putzing Around’ –
Homemade Vanilla Extract via Averie Cooks
How would you like to learn how to make your own Essential Oils? You will love our post that gives you all the blends and show you how to make them with a few simple ingredients. Save money and create your own delicious fragrances – See Here