Pure Vanilla Bean Extract is one of those pantry items that is super easy to make. However, it requires some pre-planning. The reward of Pure Vanilla Bean Extract makes all that worth it: real flavor that keeps on giving. To my mother batch, I just add some more alcohol whenever about half is used. This saves a ton of money and lets me control the ingredients. Many people don’t realize that most vanilla extract is cut with water and amped up with sugar. My version is sugar free, gluten free, and low carb.