Make your own Vanilla Essence

Make your own Vanilla Essence

Vanilla Essence is super easy to make, the hardest part is waiting for it to be ready... it is worth the wait for sure.


  • 700ml Bottle of Spiced Rum
  • 7-8 Whole Organic Vanilla Beans


  1. Use a knife to gently slice the vanilla beans in half
  2. Pour out around 20ml of spiced rum from the bottle (to make room for the vanilla beans)
  3. Add the vanilla beans to the bottle and tightly close the lid
  4. Give the bottle a good shake and store in a cool dark cupboard
  5. Shake the bottle every so often - once a week should be sufficient
  6. After 6 weeks the essence can be used, the longer you leave it the stronger it will be

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