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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

What is a vanilla extract Mother jar?

A vanilla extract Mother jar is a large glass container with an airtight lid that holds fresh and spent beans that you are saving to use later. A Mother jar is a pot of pure gold in every baker and chef’s pantry, keeping their most precious culinary gems in safekeeping.

Sep 10, 2021


Making homemade vanilla extract is so easy. What’s more, it’s 100% pure; no synthetic chemicals or preservatives are used.

Aug 10, 2021

What type of jar should I use for extract vanilla?

Mason jars are a great choice for your Mother Jar because they are perfectly designed to preserve foods. You can use one with a screw-top lid but most home bakers and cooks prefer a Mason jar with a steel clamp lid.

Aug 4, 2021

How to slice a vanilla bean?

Gently squeeze the bean to restore it to its plump shape. Whole beans often arrive a bit flat and squashed, and squishing them a bit creates some space around the seeds inside the pod before you slice it open.

Aug 1, 2021

How do different vanilla beans taste?

It's not only the taste and aroma of vanilla we love so much but also the vivid memories the spice evokes that takes us back to childhood days of eating soft-serve ice cream
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