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Homemade Vanilla Sugar - Four different techniques

Learn how to make German Vanilla Sugar - with 4 different techniques. The traditional vanilla sugar recipe, the intensive recipe, the fastest recipe and how to make vanilla sugar from vanilla extract. 
Course Ingridients
Cuisine German
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 portion
Author Marita

Equipment

  • Jar with Lid
  • Spice or Coffee Grinder

Ingredients

  • 250 g white sugar 8.8 oz
  • 1 vanilla pod/bean

Instructions

Traditional vanilla sugar recipe

  • Scrape out the seeds from the pod.
  • Pour the sugar into the jar and place the pod, without the pulp, into the jar with the sugar.
  • Seal with the lid and shake.
  • Wait for 2 weeks for the flavour to develop before using.
  • (You can use the pulp of the vanilla bean for other recipes such as my Caramel Apple Trifle Recipe)

Intense Vanilla Sugar Recipe 

  • Scrape out a bean.
  • Pour the sugar into the jar and place the bean and the pulp, into the jar with the sugar.
  • Seal with the lid and shake.
  • Wait for 2 weeks for the flavour to develop before using.

How to make vanilla sugar fast? (the speedy recipe)

  • The fastest way to make vanilla sugar from organic ingredients is to scrape out the pod. 
  • Pour the sugar into the jar and add the pulp.
  • Grind the shell of the vanilla pod in a coffee grinder or blender and give to the sugar mixture. 
  • Alternatively, you can grind the pulp, pod and sugar in a blender before pouring it into the jar. 
  • You can use the sugar immediately, or wait for 2 weeks for the optimal flavour to unfold. 

How to make vanilla sugar with extract? 

  • Mix 250 gr (8.8 oz)of sugar with 2 tablespoon of vanilla extract. The sugar will be moist.
  • Place it on a sheet of baking parchment and leave dry.
  • Then break it apart with the back of a spoon and pour in a jar.