Have you ever had homemade vanilla sugar? If not, you are missing out. I find myself reaching for this yummy pantry staple often when I am baking. Containing two ingredients, vanilla and sugar, it is super easy to make.
Lately, I just cannot seem to get enough vanilla! I love its sweet aroma and warm, delicate flavor. You are gonna fall in love with this delicious homemade vanilla sugar! It is so easy to make.
There are so many wonderful ways you can use this infused sugar. Close you eyes for a moment and imagine sprinkling it over oatmeal, hot french toast, or stirring a spoonful in your favorite tea or coffee. It is super yummy sprinkled over fresh-baked sugar cookies or lavender shortbread cookies. It is delicious in homemade whipped cream. The possibilities for this gourmet sugar are endless! I love it sprinkled over fresh sliced strawberries!
When you look at the price for vanilla beans don’t freak out! I promise you these beans are worth every penny! I like to buy 25 beans at a time. You will not use them all at once, or may be you will. 🙂 It is easy to store them. Wrap them tight in Saran wrap, place in a Ziploc baggie and store them in a dark drawer.
Are you looking for a homemade kitchen gift idea? Homemade vanilla sugar is a great gift, especially for a baker! Place it in a simple jar, tie a pretty ribbon around it and add a cute tag for an easy DIY gift idea.
Homemade Vanilla Sugar Recipe
2 cups cane sugar
- Using a sharp paring knife, split the vanilla beans in half. Scrape the beans into a medium size bowl.
- Add sugar.
- Using your hands, rub the vanilla beans and sugar together, until well combined.
- Pour the sugar and vanilla pods into an airtight jar (I like to use mason jars).
- Store in a dark cabinet for a minimum of two to three weeks before using.
–> Use a food processor to blend the beans and sugar together.
–> As you use your sugar, keep adding sugar and the occasional vanilla bean to the jar.
Don’t you just love how easy it is to make this homemade vanilla sugar?
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