Wondering how to make Instant Pot Vanilla Extract? You're in the right place! This homemade vanilla extract recipe is so much better than store-bought and just might make you switch to homemade for good!
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I love to bake. And even more than baking, I love to use my very own homemade vanilla extract. There's just no comparing the taste. But the key to a great extract recipe is that you've got to be certain to order the best vanilla beans possible.
You can do this by searching online and doing a bit of research. But trust me, it makes a difference. And since most recipes don't take a ton of vanilla, once you make up this vanilla extract, it lasts a long time and makes your baking life so much simpler!
Are you ready to learn how to make your very own homemade vanilla extract? You're going to love the ease of this recipe!
Where to Order Vanilla Bean
There is a couple of places that you can order vanilla bean from. Always check online and at the natural grocers in your area to see what they have to offer. If you can buy it locally, that's going to be your best bet.
I've lived in several places where it was not available except for a crazy price at the grocery store for 1-2 pods. I normally buy vanilla extract at Amazon.
However, if you live in a large metro area and have stores with a wide selection of specialty products... I'd suggest buying local.
If you can't buy local, you need to look elsewhere to see what you can find. Amazon is also a place to look and see what options they have but be certain to read the reviews from others to make the best choice.
Is it cheaper to make your own vanilla extract?
It is. Any time you can make extract at home, it's going to be cheaper and taste so much better. That's just the way it is. Homemade is always better. And fresh is best!
What are the best vanilla beans for making extract?
As you'll see from the recipe below, I recommend Grade B vanilla beans but the best-rated ones are actually Madagascar Vanilla Beans. You can really use whatever ones you want, though.
Should I strain my homemade vanilla extract?
It's up to you. Some people do, some people don't. You'll notice in my recipe below that I don't mention straining it but you can add that in if you want to.
How to store homemade vanilla extract
Once you make the vanilla extract, you're going to want to keep it stored in a dark cool room or pantry, out of the heat and sunlight. I also recommend storing it in a jar so that it's easy to see through. It's also helpful to be able to clean out the jar and reuse it again.
Should you keep vanilla extract in the fridge?
No, you actually don't want to store it in the fridge. You just need to keep it in a cooler place, but not the fridge or the freezer. These extreme cool temperatures can cause it to become cloudy and that will affect the outcome and flavor.
Check out our list of Instant Pot Dessert Recipes BELOW the recipe card for Vanilla extract. Since a lot of desserts use vanilla extract, this list is a great resource to save.
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