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infused vanilla sugar

Infused Vanilla Sugar

A traditional vanilla sugar recipe. Whole vanilla beans (or cut pieces) are placed into sugar, infusing it with incredible flavor as it sits. Some prefer this recipe, especially in drinks, as the sugar doesn't contain ground bits of the vanilla bean/vanilla caviar.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Infusing Time 14 d
Total Time 14 d 5 mins


  • Jar or Container (for storing)


  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1-2 Vanilla Beans (fresh or repurposed beans - any variety will work.)


  • Place sugar into desired storage container.
  • Add beans to container, covering with sugar.
  • Cover container and allow to sit for at least 2 weeks.


  • If you are reusing beans from a wet application (ex. extract), allow to air dry before adding to sugar. 
  • Flavor will continue to build as the sugar sits. 2 weeks is the earliest we recommend, but some prefer to let it age for months or years. 
  • Add more sugar to the container to replenish as you use it. The flavor will be infused into the new sugar. Add or replace beans as needed.
  • 1-2 beans per 2 cups of sugar is usually sufficient to achieve flavor, but you can experiment with the number of beans to find the flavor strength you desire.
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