Rose Ann Gould Soloway, RN, BSN, MSEd, DABAT emerita
*Originally posted by flodnak * Vanilla is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in amounts commonly found in foods. While extract is a more convenient and affordable way to add flavor to recipes than a vanilla bean, the question of if vanilla extract contains alcohol might make some home bakers pause. beans in half lengthwise, and place in a bottle of vodka or some other kind of liquor. For what it’s worth, my grandfather had a gold mine in Alaska in the 1930’s and it was a dry camp.