How lucky are we to have Nadira Brown as one of the members of our private Facebook group, Making Vanilla Extract by Vanilla Pura? Not only is she a kind and helpful group member, but she is also so generous to share her wonderful recipes that are loved by many!

Earlier this week, she shared her recipe for Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Extract which we thought would be perfect to highlight before fall and baking season have officially begun! We are so excited to share her recipe in her own words and picture. 


  • 1 oz. VanillaPura Vanilla Beans
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon Whole Allspice Berries
  • 1 Teaspoon Whole Cloves
  • 2 Whole Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Vodka (Use any vodka you prefer)
  • Pint jar


  1. Split vanilla beans length wise.
  2. Break Cinnamon sticks into several pieces.
  3. Crack whole nutmeg with mortar and pestle.
  4. Combine all ingredients into a glass pint jar.
  5. Seal tightly and let stand for 6 to 12 months (Make sure to shake the jar every 1-2 days).
NOTE – This recipe can be doubled and tripled. Makes 8 oz of extract.
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This recipe is ready in 6-12 mos. Depending on your liking. Once the extract is finished, you could ground up the spices and use it as a holiday spice blend and add it to your holiday baking.

— VanillaPura Pro

When my time is upn… what do I do next..what do I do with all the spices in the jar…do I dry them and ground them and do I use the liquid for my spices in the recipes I use

— Elaine Jarvi

When will this be ready? I don’t see the time frame.

— Natasha Harper

I love Pumpkin Spice Coffee and can’t wait until mine is ready to use. I can also use this in my pumpkin spice bars w/cream cheese frosting. Oh so many treats…

— P. Tierney

This sounds amazing, but I’m wondering what you would use it in?

— Roberta Albright

Was looking for this exact recipe! Can’t wait to get started.

— Linda Moore

I so thankful that I found you guys, I’m so excited to see all these recipes for all these yummy extracts which I cannot wait to make for myself and give as presents to my loved ones.

— Jeannie Renna

This sounds fantastic and I’ll be starting a batch for next year. If I may, I’d suggest that you put a link to make your recipes savable. Like a changeable PDF format or something. Thanks for all of the info you have on your site.

— Sherryl

This sounds amazing. I wish I could have some ready for this fall, but I will be making some for next year when my order arrives. 👏

— Roxann Young