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25 Diy Gifts: Homemade Vanilla

30 Handmade Gift Ideas: Homemade Vanilla Recipe

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Here are 30+ handmade gifts that you can make in your kitchen! A joy to make and receive! Plus an easy recipe for homemade vanilla. Allow 6-8 weeks for the best flavor! 


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  • 12 whole Madagascar vanilla beans
  • 2 cups dark rum (or vodka)


  1. Split the vanilla beans in half lengthwise with a sharp knife, leaving the ends intact. 
  2. Place the split vanilla beans in an 8-ounce jar and cover with the rum. Seal and shake. 
  3. Store in a cool, dark place; a basement, or a lower kitchen cupboard works well. Let sit for 6-8 weeks.  The longer the mixture sits, the stronger the flavor will be. Give a good shake every week. 


  1. If gifting, divide vanilla among smaller bottles with 1-2 vanilla beans. Seal, label and wrap with twine! 


  • Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
  • Calories: 13
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg