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Marshmellow

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I would like to make a recipie of vanilla.  I could use Vodka (80 proof) but would perfer not to.  Can you suggest another ingredient to use? Sometimes I find vanilla hard to find without the cornsyrup so wanted to have a supply on hand when I'm out!
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You can make your own Sugar-Free, Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract.  

Instead of alcohol, you can use food grade vegetable glycerine. Vegetable glycerine is a clear, colorless, thick liquid with a natural, moderately sweet taste. It can also be used as a natural sweetener, and actually metabolizes slower than regular table sugar.  It is made from either coconut oil or palm oil.

Vegetable glycerine is the same ingredient used in sugar-free, alcohol-free  vanilla extract that you can buy at natural food markets (I typically buy Frontier brand alcohol-free vanilla extract) .

I know of several brands of food grade vegetable glycerine that you can use.  These are all available from the following links:

NOW Foods, Solutions, Vegetable Glycerine 

Baar brand Vegetable Glycerine 

Wilderness Family Naturals Vegetable Glycerine

To make the extract, you will need 16 fluid ounces of food grade vegetable glycerine and 8 vanilla beans.

Add the glycerine to a tall jar or bottle (tall enough to fit your vanilla beans. Slice each vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Use the sharp edge of a knife to scrape the seeds away from the bean pods, and then add the seeds and pods to the glycerine in the bottle.
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Tightly seal the bottle and put it in a dark place to steep for 6 weeks.
 




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