Make Your Own Natural Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Extract Recipe



Yield 8 oz

Homemade natural vanilla extract with only two ingredients is amazing and fragrant for baking, cooking, or coffee.



  1. Slice vanilla beans in half lengthwise to reveal inside of beans. Cut if needed to make them fit into your jar.
  2. Place them in a tall glass jar.
  3. Pour the alcohol of choice over the beans.
  4. Cap tightly and shake gently.
  5. Store in a cool, dark place for at least a month, shaking occasionally. I prefer to leave 2-3 months for best flavor. 


I  use my vanilla extract straight from the jar and just replenish the alcohol as I go. You can continue using the same vanilla beans until you notice the extract losing its flavor. 

If you need a sweeter vanilla extract for a recipe, just add a little raw honey or maple syrup for a corn-syrup and refined sugar free option.

Courses Condiment

Cuisine None

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories 6

% Daily Value

Total Carbohydrates 0.3 g


Sugars 0.3 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Wellness Mama® at