~It is the flavoring ingredient in "cream" soda. Add to hot or cold chocolate drinks, coffee flavored beverages, tea and fruit base punches.
~Add snipped pieces of vanilla bean to unflavored black tea. Store in an airtight tin so the flavors will for a few weeks. Your black tea will 'accept' the vanilla flavor easily.
~Add a vanilla bean to purchased vanilla for additional flavor.
~The bean is stronger than the extract it does not evaporate and can be washed and used over again.
~To make Vanilla Sugar: place 1/2 bean and 2 granulated sugar in your blender or food processor. Turn on high until well blended. Serve in tea, on cereal, sugar cookies, on fruit, etc.
~Simmer vanilla bean in warm milk and use in custards and puddings.
~Add extract to pancake and waffle mixtures, and to egg and milk mixtures for French Toast
~In the tearoom, we sprinkle our oven fresh scones with confectioner's sugar that has a vanilla bean tucked in the jar.
Do you use your vanilla bean and/or extract in any special way?