Yes! It only requires 2 ingredients: vanilla beans and alcohol (whiskey, vodka or bourbon will do). It doesn’t have to be super high quality and expensive alcohol to work either.
The best alcohol to make vanilla extract is alcohol that is at least 70 proof, or 35% alcohol. This makes vodka an ideal choice for vanilla extract.
Yes, because it’s cheaper and more flavorful than store bought extract. At the store you’re typically paying $5 per ounce, and this came out to $1.65 per ounce!