As soon as I found out you could make your own vanilla essence it changed my life. Well, maybe thats not quite the truth, but it has saved me a fortune! I keep a bottle of the stuff in my cupboard and regularly top it up as it runs low.
And it is the simplest recipe ever. Literally. You just need to be patient. I buy my vanilla pods in bulk from t’ebay because the supermarkets are uber expensive for them. This time I bought 100 from here as I needed them for the gift bottles too.
What you will need
- 750ml vodka.
- 10-15 vanilla pods.
- A couple of months to steep.
Pop back later for a little giveaway, or tomorrow for my hot chocolates on a stick!