3 Ways You Can Use Vanilla Beans At Home

Slofoodgroup Team April 12, 2019

Vanilla beans are a food product that more and more people are beginning to use -- people are starting to order vanilla beans online in bulk because they can't get enough of them. Since there is a wide variety of options when choosing vanilla beans, there's no excuse to not be using these delectable beans in your home. So if you're wondering how you can start using vanilla beans at home, keep reading for some great ideas.

 

Replace vanilla extract with vanilla beans: A lot of recipes, especially ones for yummy treats like cookies and cake, call for vanilla extract. And while vanilla extract certainly gets the job done, using vanilla beans instead can add an amazing flavor. According to FDA specifications, pure vanilla extract is made up of 13.34 ounces of vanilla beans per gallon. So next time you're baking, add in the seeds from one or two vanilla bean or a dash of ground vanilla beans instead of adding one teaspoon of vanilla extract -- this will give your baked goods an even better flavor.

 

Use vanilla beans to add flavor: Even if something doesn't call for vanilla flavoring, you can still add it! You can add vanilla flavor to almost anything, but it works great for items that are similar to vanilla beans. To add a bit of sweet vanilla flavor, consider putting a few vanilla beans in your sugar container, in your coffee beans, or even in milk! In doing this, your products will have a slight vanilla flavor that makes them all the better.

 

Add vanilla beans to DIY cosmetics: Vanilla beans aren't just for baking or adding flavor -- they can be great for cosmetic items too. If you enjoy making your own cosmetic items, like lotions, bath bombs, and sugar scrubs, consider adding vanilla beans to your products. Vanilla beans can make a great exfoliant and obviously add some wonderful aromas. So when you're gathering the ingredients for your DIY cosmetics, don't forget to order vanilla beans online too.

 

Hopefully, this article has given you some great ideas on how to use vanilla beans. And if you're looking for a great place to buy your beans, consider ordering through Slofoodgroup for high-quality products.





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