Uses of Vanilla in Food

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Vanilla can be used to flavor many different types of foods. Vanilla is a light, creamy flavor, that can be added to many baked foods.

5 Recipes that use vanilla extract

Vanilla extract can be added to anything from smoothies to cakes. Here are a few recipes to try out with your vanilla extract.

Vanilla extract uses in cooking

You can add vanilla extract to food batters such as:

  • waffle batter
  • crepe batter
  • pancake batter

You don’t need a lot of vanilla extract, a little goes a long way. Use about 1 tsp at a time until you’re happy with the flavoring.

One recipe to try cooking is raspberry vanilla cream crepes. Vanilla is infused into a cream sauce which fills the crepes with a hint of vanilla. The crepes are then topped with raspberries for a punch of flavor.

List of 10 vanilla bean desserts

There are a ton of recipes to use vanilla beans with. Vanilla beans can be used for their vanilla beans inside of their pod, or the pod itself can be used to infuse flavor. When making foods like ice cream, custard, or syrups, the vanilla bean pod is used. Otherwise, only the vanilla beans are used for foods like scones, frosting, and cupcakes.

How to use vanilla extract in coffee

Vanilla extract can be used in coffee by infusing vanilla extract into a simple syrup.

Using a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water (1 cup each works well), cook the sugar syrup over medium heat in a saucepan until it thickens in about 8-10 minutes.

Remove the syrup from the heat and it cool down for awhile.

Add the vanilla extract and mix well.

Alternatively, you can use a sliced vanilla bean and cook the vanilla bean into the syrup.

Then add the extract after it has cooled down.

The vanilla bean will release vanilla beans into the coffee syrup.

The vanilla coffee syrup will be smooth, decadent, and a lovely addition to your morning coffee. Use anywhere from 1 tsp – 1 tbsp of syrup.

The syrup will not last very long. The syrup will stay good for about 14 days.