Homemade Vanilla Extract – Instant Pot
Homemade Vanilla Extract – Instant Pot
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 1hour
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30minutes 1hour
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cut the vanilla beans in half, slice them down the middle and then use the tip of the sharp knife to slightly open the bean to expose the yummy gummy pods or seeds. Put them in a pint jar.
  2. Cover with @2 cups of vodka, leaving a one inch head space on top of the jar. Place lid, and ring if using, on jar, and tighten slightly…you want it just tight enough that the lid won’t come off, but not super tight.
  3. Put the trivet in the bottom of the IP liner, and put in one cup of water. Place the jar, or two or three, on the trivet and lock on the lid. Set the toggle to sealing. Set the pot to manual/pressure cook for 30 minutes. After cooking is done, turn the pot OFF and allow an hour of pressure release and cool down. 
  4. Carefully remove the jar with your awesome Quick and Carry tongs and then let the jars of extract continue to cool. Swirl them around a little to continue to release the vanilla pods even more. 
  5. You can use the vanilla right away, but it is best if you let it sit for a couple of weeks, swirling it around every now and then, letting the alcohol mellow a bit. Then, decant into pretty bottles and label.