5Beanilla Madagascar Vanilla Bean pods split open or 3 Tahitian Beanilla Vanilla Beans split open
Big enough botlle to fit the vanilla beans and vodka and preferably a dark colored jar/ bottle
Add Vodka and Vanilla beans in jar making sure that the Vodka is covering the vanilla beans. Shake and store in a cool dark place. Shake once every week for 4 weeks and start using after it has been soaking for 4 weeks. Vanilla extract will get better with time and you don't need to take the vanilla bean pods out unless you want to. Add the extract to recipes exactly as you would any other vanilla extract.
To make your extract double strength just double the amount of beans you use. To use double strength in recipes only add half what the recipe calls for.