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Cut Vanilla Beans and a Jar of Sugar

Simple Vanilla Sugar

A sweet and aromatic alternative to vanilla extract.
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1 - 2 good quality vanilla beans of your choice
  • 2 cups of granulated white sugar
  • 1 small jar with a tight fitting lid e.g. mason jar


  1. Pour 2 cups of sugar into small, airtight jar
  2. Cut bean(s) in half with a knife (in the middle, not lengthwise)
  3. Place beans down into sugar
  4. Tightly close lid and shake

Recipe Notes

- Store in dark, cool, dry place, like a pantry, closet or basement.
- Shake every so often for the first few weeks to evenly distribute flavour.
- As sugar levels get low, just keep adding more. Always shake after adding new sugar.