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Apr 22, 2023

Learn about the Vanilla Bean Flavor Wheel

The vanilla flavor wheel is a tool used to describe and categorize the various flavors and aromas associated with vanilla.

Apr 5, 2023

The Vanilla Bean Rarity Index - What is it?

The Vanilla Bean Rarity Index classifies vanilla beans according to their rarity based on location, farmer, availabi...

Mar 11, 2023

What type of alcohol should I use for homemade vanilla extract?

The alcohol you choose needs to be at least 70 proof to work its magic. You don't need to splash out on an expensive brand; a middle-priced bottle will do.

Oct 22, 2021

How do you know when homemade vanilla extract is ready?

Test whether your vanilla extract is ready using four of your five senses. For fun, invite foodie friends around for the uncapping ceremony and tasting.

Oct 20, 2021

Single-fold versus double-fold vanilla extract

Double the beans, double the sweetness. That’s the difference between single-fold and double-fold vanilla extract.

Oct 15, 2021

What is the difference between Grade A and B vanilla beans?

Vanilla beans are graded on moisture content and appearance and have different roles in the culinary world. Grade A beans may be better looking and give up their flavour more graciously, but Grade B beans can pack a bigger flavor punch.

Oct 12, 2021

Vanilla Extract Calculator!

Want to know how much alcohol or vanilla beans you need for to make vanilla extract? Check out our simple use vanilla extract calculator. Here you can calculate the amount of alcohol or vanilla beans you need to make vanilla extract.  It is as easy as that.   Option 1 - Set the amount of alcohol you have and the vanilla extract calculator will tell you how many ounces of vanilla bean you need. Option 2 - Set the amount of vanilla beans you have and the vanilla extract calculator will tell you how many fl oz of alcohol you will need.

Sep 15, 2021

How to make vanilla extract

You can’t call yourself a true foodie if you don’t have a bottle of homemade Native Vanilla extract in your kitchen...

Sep 14, 2021

Almond Amaretto Pound Cake - Rich in flavor and always reliable!

Almond Amaretto Pound Cake Prep Time: 15m Bake/Cook Time: 55m - 65m Serves 8  This recipe is a crowd pleaser, whether...

Sep 14, 2021

Why life is so much sweeter with homemade vanilla sugar

Vanilla sugar is culinary gold in every home cook’s pantry. Whether you’re baking with it or dusting it over cakes and cookies, vanilla-infused sugar adds aromatic joy to our lives. The best thing about vanilla sugar is it’s so easy to make at home, you only need two ingredients and a dash of patience.  

Sep 14, 2021

We’re bananas for this Cinnamon Banana Bread

What is more comforting than a fresh loaf of banana bread? Trust Native Vanilla and add a burst of Cinnamon, you won't regret it!  Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake/Cook Time: 55m - 60m Serves 18  Ingredients: 2 cups flour of choice  1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon Native Vanilla Pure Cinnamon Extract 1 teaspoon Pure Native Vanilla Pure Cinnamon Extract 2 to 3 ripe-overripe bananas, mashed (1 cup) 1/4 cup sour cream Chopped walnuts and Chocolate chips as desired Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Mix dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl). Set aside. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and both Native Vanilla Pure Cinnamon Extract and Native Vanilla Pure Banana Extract; mix well. Add bananas and sour cream; beat on low speed until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well mixed. Stir in walnuts or chocolate chips as desired. Pour the finished batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before serving. Share with friends and family!

Sep 14, 2021

Classic Mojito Mocktail

On a hot summer evening, what sounds better than a Classic Mojito Mocktail? Use our new line of Natural Extract Flavors to sweeten up your summer nights. Prep Time: 10m Serves as many as you like  Grab your favorite pitcher, some glasses, and get ready to get refreshed.  This classic Mojito Mocktail combines Native Vanilla Pure Peppermint and Lime extract with carbonated water to make your favorite summer 2021 drink.  Fill your pitcher to the desired amount and begin adding your desired flavorings 1/8 of a teaspoon at a time until you’re satisfied with the taste. Sweeten with sugar to taste and crushed ice to top it off.  Thoroughly mix your drink and garnish with fresh mint leaves and lime slices. Finally, pour yourself and your guests a refreshing glass over ice and enjoy!
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