Instant Pot Homemade Vanilla Extract

  • 2 cups (100 proof) vodka
  • 4 culinary quality vanilla beans (Madagascar or Tahitian)
  • 1 pint size mason jar
  1. Make sure and thoroughly sanitize your jar before using.
  2. To prepare the vanilla, cut each vanilla bean in half.
  3. Then slit each bean down the middle exposing the beans inside.
  4. Place all of the vanilla beans in the jar and fill up with vodka.
  5. Leave one inch of space from the top of the jar.
  6. Place the lid and ring on the jar.
  7. Set the jar in the Instant Pot with metal strainer in the bottom.
  8. Cook for one hour on the highest pressure cooking setting.
  9. Allow the Instant Pot to gradually release the pressure.
  10. Carefully remove the jar from the Instant Pot and allow it to cool.
  11. Store in an dark pantry for 2-3 days before you try to use.