Homemade Vanilla Extract

Thanks to my wonderful friend, who found the ideas and recipes for homemade Vanilla around Thanksgiving time.  I decided that it would be a great way to feed my science/learning cravings and have Christmas gifts out of the deal too.  🙂


This version is alcohol-free,  and I’ll include my sources at the end.

Recipe by

Food.com Food.com


  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 1 1/2 cups pure vegetable glycerin
  • 1/2 cup warm water
Prep Time 15 min
Total Time 30+ days
Servings 16


See full directions on Food.com

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol less than 5 mg 1%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Potassium 190mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 8%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I bought my Vanilla Beans on-line..
at Beanilla
they have bottles too, and several other sites, but by the time I got the beans, I was too excited to wait for the mail, so I just hunted the local craft stores.  🙂
As for the Glycerin- I didn’t know where to go, so I asked the people who worked at our local Natural Foods grocery store (Sprouts is the one near us) and they carried it, so I didn’t even have to hunt very far.
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