A do-it-yourself recipe for homemade vanilla extract. An easy and great gift for the holiday season!
I've also seen versions where you don't need to scrape the bean pod first, and simply just split it open, cut the bean in half to fit, and add to the bottle. Definitely a lot less work! You could also strain the contents later, if you so choose, if you want a completely smooth extract. I kind of like leaving it the way it is, making it very clear that is homemade!