Homemade “Frank’s” Hot Sauce

  • Author: Katie Kimball
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 1 pint
  • Category: condiment


Grab some cayenne peppers when they’re fresh from the farmer’s market and make a homemade version of the popular “Frank’s” hot sauce. Super quick and easy and lasts forever!


  • 18 cayenne peppers
  • 1 1/2 c. white vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, paper removed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Wash the peppers and trim off the stem.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer on low for 25 minutes.
  4. Once cooled enough to handle safely, pour everything into a blender and blend into a smooth, saucy consistency.
  5. Pour back into the pot and simmer another 15 minutes.
  6. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Lasts at least 6 months.


The ingredients on Frank’s say “aged cayenne peppers” so I just left mine on the counter for ten days. By the way, I know that’s not the same. That was a joke. I looked at a few recipes to learn how to make the sauce.