Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Good morning! It's Wednesday and the work week is nearly halfway over-- I'm excited for the weekend, as I'm going to {hopefully} get my Pilates certification on Sunday.

If you've been following me for a while, you might remember seeing my post on Homemade Vanilla Extract. And if you're new here, click the link and check it out! Making your own vanilla extract is so simple and it saves you $$$. 

And it makes the perfect hostess gift :)

When the time came for me to bottle the vanilla, I didn't want to just throw away the beans. Instead, I placed them into a mason jar and filled the jar with sugar to make Vanilla Sugar. Vanilla and sugar are both great on their own, but are even better when combined. It's a great way to amp up your oatmeal, morning coffee or tea, and baked goods!

It all starts with vanilla beans! Mine are Madagascar beans. Don't have any used vanilla beans lying around? No worries! You can buy vanilla beans from just about anywhere-- the grocery store, Amazon, Beanilla, etc. 

Just get some beans and slice them down the middle and place them in a jar.

Fill the jar with sugar and if it clumps together, shake it every now and then.

Mmmmm... Vanilla Sugar! What are you going to make with yours?? 

Vanilla Sugar makes Chocolate Chip Cookies taste dreamy!


  1. Okay, such an awesome idea!! I totally want to do this! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever! Pinning now...

    1. It's so easy and adds so much flavor to everything! Thanks for having me :)


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