Many years ago I bought artificial vanilla. It really didn’t matter to me. I started really reading packaging labels about fifteen years ago. That’s when I started using only real pure vanilla. I really didn’t want all those chemicals in my foods. I thought I had been doing the right thing by baking my own treats, but yet I was adding in other chemicals by using artificial vanilla.
The cost of pure vanilla seems to keep climbing. So about a year ago I started making my own. I now have four bottles so that I can always have batches brewing while I using the other bottles. I like using the vegetable glycerin vanilla for dishes that I would not like to add the darker colour to. Believe me if you scrap the vanilla bean instead of just slicing into it and add it to the vegetable glycerin, it will be the normal brown colour.
I enjoy using both my vanillas! You can decide which one you like best!
How To Make Your Own Vanilla- Two Ways
gluten free vodka or vegetable glycerin
Slice three vanilla beans lengthwise. Place into tall glass jar. Add in 1 cup of vodka or vegetable glycerin. Let sit in the cupboard for 2 months. Then its ready to use.