Originally Posted by Green Lady
I went to ask.com w/o luck and also googled, again w/o luck. Does anyone recommend any other websites or search engines? I'd appreciate it!
Read this article.
(Not Just) Plain Vanilla by Victoria Wesseler for CDKitchen.com
It seems that there is no such thing as alcohol free vanilla extract. Even the so-called alcohol free vanilla has trace amounts of alcohol in it.
Also read this and find this information at the bottom of the page.
Real vanilla/almond "extract", minus the alcohol content? | Ask MetaFilter
You can "distill" off essentially all of the alcohol in other extracts (e.g. almond) by adding the extract to a warm substance (say, some larger volume of non-alcoholic liquid, or a melted sugar) and letting it sit at hot, but not boiling temperature for an extended period of time (I think at least 30 minutes should do it). This will evaporate off a lot of the alcohol.
posted by rxrfrx at 3:36 PM on August 3
And this article, if you will look at method number 3. If you heat the vodka to just below boiling add the vanilla beans and then keep the liquid just below the boiling point for a period of time...say the above mentioned 30 minutes I you will distill most of the alcohol out of the liquid.
Make Your Own Vanilla Extract
Be sure to always remember that alcohol is flammable!!!! If you are heating it on the stove the vapors that are escaping from the liquid are VERY flammable so you will need to take great care not to ignite the vapors but always be ready with a fire extinguisher just in case.