Vanilla Vanilla paste
1 is a convenient alternative to vanilla beans: easy to store, less expensive, and a long shelf life. Vanilla paste has a 1 to 1 exchange with vanilla extract.
2 Vanilla sugar can be purchased or made at home by scraping the seeds from a vanilla bean into a jar, tossing with 2 cups of sugar, and sealing for two weeks. Use in place of regular sugar. Sprinkle it over cranberry muffins or sugar cookies before baking.
3 Vanilla extract is used when you want vanilla flavor but don’t want to see vanilla specks in the dessert.
4 Vanilla bean is the best way to deliver vanilla flavor to custards and liquids. Both seeds and pod can be used to infuse the taste. Stir the seeds into eggnog. The scraped seeds from one bean equal 1 tablespoon of extract or paste. 5 Vanilla powder is interchangeable with extract. Use it to flavor holiday cookies and other baked goods. Find top-quality vanilla products at nielsenmassey.com.