Instant Vanilla Extract Premium PD Recipe
- Cuisine: American
- Skill Level: Easy
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Direct link to this recipe: https://protectivediet.com/recipe/instant-vanilla-extract
We can make gourmet-quality vanilla extract using our Instant Pot. I’m thrilled to share this cost-cutting, time-saving method that has made me feel like the savviest vanilla-rich foodie. This efficient technique uses fewer beans and produces a bolder, more aromatic extract than time-aged or commercial extracts. I’m not doing holiday shopping this year. I will spend an evening filling my home with the essence of vanilla while brewing extract to fill environmentally friendly repurposed glass bottles. In place of holiday cards, I’m making phone calls to reconnect with loved ones while decorating labels to dress up my vanilla extract gifts for everyone on my gift list. Protective Diet recipes are created to save time, cut costs, and improve food quality while offering protection to humans, animals, and our planet.
I just made 3 jars. I did a Natural release. One of the jars is bubbling. Almost boiling. Even after natural release for 25 minutes. Jars are NEW. Jar isn’t leaking. Bubbling has just stopped after 6-7 minutes… Any idea why? Will this jar be safe? Thanks!!
It is safe, it is hot. Allow them to sit and cool before opening.
wondering while lying in bed last night, could this be done without the use of jars? straight into the IP? once cooled, then pour into containers for storage?
Making vanilla in a jar helps prevent the alcohol from evaporating from your extract, which means your alcohol percentage will remain high. A higher percentage of alcohol means the vanilla flavor will continue to extract even more flavor over time and higher alcohol percentage creates a more antimicrobial environment for safer long-term storage. The vapors of boiling alcohol are flammable and may release into the air in your kitchen. Use jars and natural release the pressure to reduce risks.
This is amazing! I can make my own vanilla now! So happy that I never have to pay $8.99 for a 2 oz bottle again!
Love this recipe!
This is the BEST vanilla extract by far…I would give it 10 stars if I could. The fact that it is SO much less expensive then store bought is a bonus…and so quick and easy in the Instant Pot!
When you use 2 PINT sized jars, do you split the vanilla beans between the 2 jars as you do the vodka?
Yes, make two half batches.
Wow! I thought I would have to wait 6 months for my new batch of vanilla extract to be ready to use. Now I can pressure it and use it right away! Thanks Julie
I love this one! I cant wait to make the vanilla extract. And thank you so much for mentioning me! <3
Use your newest jars. Older jars may have small cracks due to stirring with metal spoons. Always use the rack, do not tighten lid and naturally release presure to avoid broken jars during cooking.
Madagascar vanilla beans have a clasic vanilla flavor and Tahician beans have a sweet fruity aroma.