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Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Vanilla sugar is simply granulated white sugar infused with vanilla beans and it’s SUPER simple to make. Vanilla Sugar can be used as a 1:1 replacement in all sorts of sweet & tempting recipes for cookies, jams, and cakes and it’s also a great sweetener for coffee, tea, and oatmeal. Vanilla sugar is really expensive in specialty stores so it’s much more economical to make it at home instead of buying it plus it lasts forever. This vanilla sugar also makes terrific Christmas or hostess gifts!

Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Place the white granulated sugar in a food processor.

With a paring knife, slit the vanilla bean pod down the center lengthwise, then scrape the vanilla seeds using the back of the knife and place the seeds on top of the sugar. Repeat until all the seeds have been scraped. Set the vanilla bean pod aside until needed.

Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Pulse the mixture a few times until all clumps of seeds are broken up and blended.

Pour into a glass jar. Submerge the vanilla bean pod in the sugar and seal with an airtight lid. Side Note: If you store in more than one jar make sure to cut the bean pod and evenly divide it between jars. 

Store sealed in an airtight container in a cool dry place until needed. Side Note: You can use the vanilla sugar right away but for optimal flavor, you should wait 1-2 weeks. 

Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Miscellaneous
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean pod

Instructions

  • Place the white granulated sugar in a food processor. 
  • With a paring knife, slit the vanilla bean pod down the center lengthwise, then scrape the vanilla seeds using the back of the knife and place the seeds on top of the sugar. Repeat until all the seeds have been scraped. Set the vanilla bean pod aside until needed.
  • Pulse the mixture a few times until all clumps of seeds are broken up and blended. 
  • Pour vanilla sugar into a glass jar. Submerge the vanilla bean pod in the sugar and seal with an airtight lid.
    Side Note: If you store in more than one jar make sure to cut the bean pod and evenly divide it between jars. 
  • Store sealed in an airtight container in a cool dry place until needed.
    Side Note: You can use the vanilla sugar right away but for optimal flavor, you should wait 1-2 weeks. 
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  1. I too just made some vanilla sugar 🙂 Easy peasy and better than the store bought one!