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Homemade Strawberry Vanilla Extract

Do you ever wish Vanilla Extract had a little more oomph?  Well, now it does!

This super easy, 2-ingredient strawberry-infused homemade Vanilla Extract is perfect for cakes, frostings, ice creams and more!

Do you ever wish Vanilla Extract had a little more oomph? Well, now it does! This super easy, 2-ingredient strawberry-infused homemade Vanilla Extract is perfect for cakes, frostings, ice creams and more!

Homemade Strawberry Vanilla Extract (fat free, sugar free, low carb, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Homemade Strawberry Vanilla Extract

Servings: 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Do you ever wish Vanilla Extract had a little more oomph? Well, now it does! This super easy, 2-ingredient strawberry-infused homemade Vanilla Extract is perfect for cakes, frostings, ice creams and more!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the vanilla beans so they can fit inside the bottle you are using (mason jars work perfectly).
  • Slice the vanilla beans lengthwise, starting and ending ~1 centimeter from each end. Place the beans inside the bottle and pour in the vodka. Seal the bottle tightly and shake vigorously.
  • Place bottle in a cool, dark place, like a cupboard or pantry, and shake once a day for 4 weeks. For the next 4 weeks you can shake it less often, like 2-3x a week. The vanilla will be ready to use in 8 weeks. Shake before using.
Course: Side
Cuisine: Syrups
Keyword: DIY

I’m totally going to use some of this the next time I make my Gluten-Free Strawberry Cake!  Maybe add some to my Strawberry Blondies and Strawberry Cupcakes too.  I could definitely see this working in a ton of other non-strawberry recipes, like anything chocolatey or anything with other fruit flavors, such as banana, lemon, orange, peach, etc.

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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6 comments on “Homemade Strawberry Vanilla Extract”

  1. is there a way to make it alcoholic free?

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  3. Will the strawberry flavor cook out when you use the extract to bake? I only ask because usually the harmlessness of alcohol in the extract is that it cooks out and I wasn’t sure if the flavor goes with it.

    Good recipe though–I’m sure it would be cool with some cocktails that need a kick! ;D

    -Aya

    • Aya @ Healthy Appetite-
      The strawberry flavor won’t bake out, but in baked goods it provides a minimal flavor because cake/cupcake/muffin recipes usually only ask for 1-2 tsp of vanilla extract.
      I’m sure it’d be delicious added to cocktails, that’s GENIUS! Never thought about that before 🙂
      Hope you like the recipe!
      -Jess

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