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Preserving char filled with granulated sugar and vanilla bean.

How to make Vanilla Sugar?

Vanilla sugar is used to make certain baked goods and desserts. Vanilla sugar is easy to make at home using only two ingredients: vanilla beans and regular sugar. Three super simple recipes will help you to make vanilla sugar yourself in the future and no longer have to buy.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Infuse 5 days
Total Time 5 days 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Global
Servings 1 Jar
Calories 974 kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups Granulated sugar white sugar,brown sugar, or raw cane sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Vanilla pod scraped or whole or ground vanilla.


Option 1 - Intense Vanilla Sugar

  • Take a whole vanilla bean and cut it open lengthwise.
    1 Vanilla
  • Scrap the vanilla pulp and put the scraped vanilla bean and the pulp together with the granulated sugar into a jar.
    1 ¼ cups Granulated sugar
  • Close the preserving jar and let the vanilla sugar steep for 5-7 days before using it and removing the vanilla bean.

Option 2 - Vanilla Sugar to use up leftover pods

  • Cut the already scraped vanilla pods into small pieces and put them in a Mason jar with granulated sugar.
    1 ¼ cups Granulated sugar, 1 Vanilla
  • Leave to infuse for 5-7 days in the same way as for the "intensive preparation."

Option 3 - Vanilla sugar with Ground Vanilla

  • Mix the ground vanilla powder with granulated sugar in a well-sealed container.
    1 ¼ cups Granulated sugar, 1 Vanilla
  • Shake well, so the vanilla powder is evenly distributed with the sugar, and you're ready.
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Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Serving: 1Jar | Calories: 974kcal | Carbohydrates: 250g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 250g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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