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Vanilla Bean Spice Set

Make your own vanilla extract, vanilla sugar and vanilla salt for your kitchen or as a gift spice set for your favorite foodie!

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD

Ingredients

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Vanilla Extract:

  • 12 vanilla beans
  • 1/2 cup vodka or rum

Vanilla Sugar:

  • 12 vanilla beans
  • 1 cup granulated or turbinado sugar

Vanilla Salt

  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 cup coarse sea salt

Instructions

  1. For Extract, split vanilla beans down the middle. In a sterilized jar with a tight fitting lid, place beans and pour in alcohol. Store in a cool, dry place for 2 months. Swirl every week or so (the extract will slowly get darker.)
  2. For Sugar, split vanilla beans down the middle. Scrape out seeds and place in small bowl. Add sugar and mix thoroughly. Pour into container with lid and add vanilla beans.
  3. For Salt, spilt vanilla beans down the middle. Scrape out seeds and place in small bowl. Add salt and mix throughly. Pour into container with lid and add vanilla beans.