Easy Homemade Vanilla Sugar recipe that’s ready in five minutes. Perfect for sweetening drinks, cookies, candies, and baked goods.
Spruce up your sugar bowl with this simple and easy recipe for Vanilla Sugar. With only one vanilla bean, you’ll have a delightful treat, spoonful after spoonful.
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can add a bit of zip to a ho hum recipe.
Take Vanilla Sugar, for example.
This is one of the easiest recipes I know of to add a bit of punch to plain sugar. There’s something deliciously wonderful when there’s vanilla present.
The basic recipe is two-fold: sugar and vanilla pods. It’s that simple, quick and easy.
You’ll definitely enjoy the taste of sweet vanilla with this deliciously simple recipe for quick and easy homemade vanilla sugar, that’s perfect in coffee, on buttered toast, or even on fresh baked cookies.
How to Make Homemade Vanilla Sugar Recipe
Now that’s fast!
Ways to Use Vanilla Sugar
But you might not know that Vanilla Sugar can be used in a variety of ways. Here are just a few:
- confectionary recipes
- dessert recipes
- coffee recipes
- dusting for cookies, scones, cakes
- baking recipes
- topping on toast
- alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
As you can see, I’ve just scratched the surface for using vanilla sugar.
But why use vanilla sugar? When you add this to, say, cookies, coffee, scones and more–well, you get layers of flavor that you wouldn’t have with just plain sugar.
Recycle Used Vanilla Pods
Besides offering a richness to many desserts, drinks and more with little work on your part, you might not know that those same vanilla pods can be upcycled and used to make Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract. Now if you’ve ever priced a bottle of pure vanilla extract, you’ll understand why one would want to make it homemade.
That’s one less cost to baking. And, you saved big bucks by using something that you’d normally send into the trash.
So the next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, pull out your Vanilla Sugar and add a bit of zing to your favorite recipe. Enjoy!
For more delicious ideas for cooking and baking, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Recipe Section.
Homemade Vanilla Sugar
- 1 cup sugar granulated
- 1 vanilla bean
- Cut the vanilla bean length-wise down the pod.
- Tuck it into the middle of a sugar bowl or container and allow it to permeate throughout the sugar for about 24 hours.
- Finally, stir the sugar around, so that the essence of vanilla is found throughout all the sugar.
- Scoop and enjoy!