Homemade Vanilla Essence

Dec 14, 2013 | Recipes

Now this is the easiest thing ever. It involves two ingredients and it takes about 2 mins to make. Honestly this is genius!vanilla essence

It makes the perfect homemade ‘foodie present’, although obviously vanilla essence will not float everyone’s boat, but if you have a friend/family member who is a real foodie, who loves cooking/baking (or likes to think they do) then this is perfect.

I love vanilla essence but most shop bought ones have never been a near an actual Vanilla Pods and are filled  with artificial flavours and sugar . The ones made from actual vanilla or sugar free are incredibly expensive for the amount that I use them (Brownies, hot chocolate, trifle, etc).

Obviously you only need to use a very small amount of this so you could make this batch and then divide it into several smaller bottles.


Vanilla Essence

Kezia Hall
A luxurious homemade vanilla essence made in 2 mins!
Servings 350 ml


  • 350 ml Vodka
  • 4 Vanilla Pods


  • Split the vanilla pods in the centre and place in the vodka bottle.
  • Leave for 5-10 days until it turns a toffee brown colour.
  • You can remove the vanilla pods once or leave them in.

Get your pods!

Gingerbread Mocha Recipe – Dairy & Sugar-Free

Gingerbread Mocha Recipe – Dairy & Sugar-Free

If you didn't know already I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with coffee.   I love it, my gut and body historically have hated it. But all in all, I am a total coffee snob and fiend.   And there is nothing that screams Christmas more than a SEASONAL...


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating