Cured and cultivated in Mexico, our whole vanilla beans from Nielsen Massey are moist, flavorful, and bursting with a rich intoxicating aroma. Hand-selected for their quality and size, consistency is of the utmost importance. With a flavor profile that blends sweet woody notes with hints of deep spice, you’ll taste both clove and nutmeg within the complexities of these very special Mexican vanilla beans. Perfect for a litany of different preparations use vanilla beans to create beautifully speckled ice creams, mousses, and custards. Incorporate them into cakes, buttercreams, and cookies to imbue them with the delicious flavor and aromatic quality of premium vanilla.
Get the best bang for your buck by purchasing your vanilla beans whole. If you want the purest and most intense vanilla flavor, whole vanilla beans are the way to go. Each part of the aromatic pod is usable, and nothing should ever be thrown away. The interior, filled with its sticky mass of seeds, should be scraped out first. Use this in all manner of preparations from the savory to the sweet to imbue it with fantastic flavor, but don’t throw away the pod! Add it to hot milk or cream, and allow it to steep for an hour until the liquid is permeated with the flavor of vanilla and whatever seeds remain have come off into the liquid. Strain the pod out before using, but don’t throw it away! Though it’s technically already flavored at least two recipes, the vanilla pod is capable of more. Dry it out thoroughly, preferably in a dehydrator, then place manageable chunks into a clean spice grinder. Blitz the pod into a fine powder and store it in an airtight container. Use in recipes to boost flavor and add the signature vanilla speckle! With a million different uses, be sure to buy your Mexican vanilla beans whole, and for the most effective savings, in bulk.