Vanilla Bean Sugar


Vanilla Bean Sugar

Vanilla Bean Sugar

Azúcar de Vainilla
1 cup
Pati Jinich
Course: Dessert, Preserve
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: brown sugar, mexican vanilla, sugar, Vainilla, vanilla, vanilla bean
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Resting Time: 2 days
Total Time: 2 days 2 minutes
You can make a vanilla bean go a long way. You can extend its exuberant properties and multiply its uses by flavoring other basic ingredients with it, such as sugar.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 whole vanilla bean

To Prepare

  • Pour the sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Using a small sharp knife cut the vanilla bean and then split the halves lengthwise. Open each half and scrape the seeds from top to bottom into the sugar. Mix well to make sure the seeds don’t stay clumped but are well distributed. Pour the mixed sugar into a small glass jar and insert the vanilla pieces. Let it sit for at least 48 hours before using, the more it sits the stronger the vanilla presence it will have. Store at room temperature.

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