Martha Stewart's Vanilla Extract

Whether it's in cakes, cookies, or smoothies, vanilla extract has long been universally known as the best solution to sweeten up any dessert. It's easy to run through bottles of extract when cooking, but now you can save money and skip constant re-stocking trips to the grocery store with Martha Stewart's simple DIY vanilla extract.

**Note: Calorie count is based on the entire cup of extract. Calories per serving depend on how much a recipe calls for. 

2 vanilla beans
1 cup vodka or bourbon

1. Split vanilla beans lengthwise, and place in a resealable jar or bottle. Cover with vodka.


2. Seal and store in a cool place, shaking occasionally, for one to two months before using.