I’m excited to share a yummy recipe with you today. I’m going to tell you how to make homemade rum vanilla. It is a DIY homemaker’s dream. It only has two ingredients, so it is easy to make. You can easily impress everyone with your homemaking skills. Hint: Make a few bottles at once, so it will last a long time!
First, let me tell you how I came across this simple recipe. Some of you know that I work part-time as a nurse in an ob/gyn office.
One of my dearest friends is a nurse that I used to work with named Kara (love you, girl!) and she gave me this homemade vanilla many Christmases ago. It is truly some heavenly stuff. I asked her if she minded if I shared how to make this rum vanilla on my blog and she said that I could. Lucky you!
How to Make Bacardi Rum Vanilla
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To make this Bacardi Rum Vanilla, you will need to buy 3 things. Two of them are ingredients. The other thing you need to get is some bottles to make the vanilla in. Choose cute little bottles, that way you can give it as a gift if you want! Don’t know where to get them? Don’t worry! I will hook you up with a link to make this easy for you!
Rum vanilla ingredients
- Bacardi rum
- Madagascar Vanilla Beans
How much rum and how many vanilla beans you need depends on how much rum vanilla you are wanting to make. Figure out how many ounces your bottles are, then look at how many ounces are in the Bacardi rum bottle to figure out how many bottles of rum vanilla you can make.
You only need one Madagascar vanilla bean for each bottle of vanilla you make. Warning: Depending where you get your Madagascar vanilla beans, they can be reasonably priced or very expensive. The Madagascar vanilla bean in the bottle below has TWO beans…that’s it. Guess how much I paid for it?
Eighteen bucks! Yikes! I paid that ridiculous price because I got it very close to home at one of the pricier grocery stores because I knew that they would have it. I didn’t have time to wait for it to get shipped because I wanted to get started on this blog post. I recommend buying the Madagascar vanilla beans online and saving yourself some money!
Homemade Rum Vanilla Directions
These are the bottles I used (see picture below).
Once you have the stuff you need, cut off the ends of the Madagascar vanilla bean, so it looks like this:
Fold the vanilla bean in half and insert the two ends that you cut first into the bottle. Next, use a small funnel and fill the bottles the rest of the way with the Bacardi rum.
Screw the lid on tightly. Shake it occasionally, allowing it to steep for about a year (good things come to those who wait!). Then it is ready to use for baking! Here’s a little facebook live video that I did that shows the whole process!
- Bacardi rum
- Madagascar Vanilla Beans
- Cut off the ends of the Madagascar vanilla bean.
- Fold the vanilla bean in half and insert the two ends that you cut into the bottle first.
- Next, use a small funnel and fill the bottles the rest of the way with the Bacardi rum.
- Screw the lid on tightly.
- Shake it occasionally, allowing it to steep for about a year (good things come to those who wait!)!
This vanilla is delicious for all of your baking needs!
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 8Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
This nutrition data is only an estimation.
When my friend gave me this lovely vanilla, she put a cute label that she created on the bottle. If you want to, you can get your own cute labels for bottles for your bottles on Amazon and give the homemade vanilla away as gifts! Just remember to make it months ahead of time for the holidays! Homemade Bacardi Rum Vanilla makes a fun Christmas gift!
See you next time!