The Easy Pleasure of Homemade Vanilla Extract

Making your own vanilla extract is very simple, involving just three ingredients: vanilla beans, alcohol, and time. The end result is also often of better quality and value than store-bought, according to Chowhounds. Check out hounds' favorite methods for homemade vanilla, plus which kinds of liquor they prefer to use and sources for well-priced vanilla beans.

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