Simple 2-Ingredient Vanilla Sugar Recipe Is the Secret to Great Baking by Ann Marie Patitucci

Desserts Cooking Tips
a year ago

Simple 2-Ingredient Vanilla Sugar Recipe Is the Secret to Great Baking

Want to know a secret to great baking? Many American and European dessert recipes use vanilla sugar instead of vanilla extract. The ingredient adds sweetness and a hint of vanilla flavor, which is always a huge bonus. 

With just two ingredients, you can make your own vanilla sugar at home. Whip up a batch of this vanilla sugar recipe and have it ready to go for your next baking session. 

Pro cooking tip: Vanilla sugar also makes a great food gift. So easy and so good!

Cuisine: European / American
Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 1 week to sit
Cook Time: 0  minutes
Total Time: 1 week
Servings: Makes 2 cups


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 whole vanilla bean

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Pour the sugar into an airtight container.
  2. Slice the vanilla bean in half the long way, open up the bean and spoon out the dark gooey specks. Stir the specks into the sugar and bury the bean pod in the sugar.
  3. Cover the jar and let stand for at least 1 week.

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Elisa Schmitz
What a fantastic idea! We love vanilla, so I am excited to try this!
Fun suggestion to change things up.
Such a simple and sweet idea for baking or to put in tea! 😍

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