Stupid easy way to make vanilla extract:
-Choose your vanilla bean type. I bought mine from the online retailer Beanilla. They have a huge selection of beans and the prices compared with the grocery stores in my area are amazing.
-split 5 beans lengthwise
Put in a glass container and cover with 8 ounces of 35%+ vodka. Then just shake once a week for 8 weeks and your done...
I love extracts... so I am want to try making my own almond, peppermint and orange too...why not!