Vanilla sugar whips up in a snap and can be used in so many ways! Make a big batch & package it up in jars- it makes a great homemade gift!

A small jar of vanilla sugar with vanilla bean flecks and pods, on a light blue background with a linen napkin.

What can I say, I am ALL about the easy homemade gifts these days!

Life somehow seems to speed up at this time of year, and I’m doing everything I can to slow it down so I can fully savor it!

We’ve always got LOTS of people we want to show our appreciation to around the holidays, and homemade gifts are a great way to do it. Especially if they’re quick and easy to make, taste amazing, and can be enjoyed in lots of different ways!

Vanilla sugar is a perfect example.

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I absolutely LOVE having a jar of vanilla sugar around. I stir it into my coffee or hot cocoa, sprinkle it on my hot cereal, and bake it up into all sorts of different recipes (like these vanilla bean scones or these homemade vanilla wafers). Anything that benefits from a little sweet vanilla flavor will be even better when made with vanilla sugar!

Vanilla sugar takes only seconds to make, and it's so fragrant and delicious!  I use it in so many things, and it makes an easy homemade gift!  #food #desserts #homemade #gift #holiday #christmas #easy #vanilla #sugar #jar

Here’s how to make it (I know this is complicated, but please try to stay with me):

  1. Remove the seeds from a vanilla bean with a sharp knife.
  2. Place them in a food processor, along with a few cups of granulated sugar
  3. Turn on the food processor.
  4. Put it into jars.

And that’s pretty much it!

If you want to be really fancy you can tie a gift tag on with some pretty ribbon.

Seriously, the hardest thing about this vanilla sugar might be finding the vanilla beans. But even that’s not that bad! I ordered mine from Amazon (check out the link just below the recipe card) and they were magnificent. So plump, sticky, and aromatic!

Whip up a big batch of vanilla sugar today, and have plenty of easy, last-minute gifts to give out this holiday season!

A small jar of vanilla sugar with vanilla bean flecks and pods, on a light blue background with a linen napkin.

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Vanilla Sugar

Vanilla sugar whips up in a snap and can be used in so many ways! Make a big batch & package it up in jars- it makes a great homemade gift!

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time Total Time 5 minutes
Yields 3 cups     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans

Instructions

  1. Place the sugar in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Split the vanilla beans lengthwise, and use the tip of a sharp knife to scrape out the seeds.
  3. Add the seeds to the food processor, and process the vanilla sugar until the seeds are evenly dispersed throughout.
  4. Transfer the vanilla sugar to jars.
  5. Cut the empty pods into 2 to 3 inch long pieces, and tuck them into the jars.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 784kcal Calories from fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Carbohydrate 200g 67%
Sugars 200g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

More great homemade gift ideas on my “Homemade Gifts” Pinterest board!


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